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Full text of "Town of Cohasset (Mass.) Annual Report"

TOWN of 



COHASSET 



ANNUAL REPORT 



1974 



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Died 
Henry R. Eastman June 9, 1974 

Mary Elizabeth Oliver July 12, 1974 

Fanny Evelyn James November 21, 1974 

Stephen H. Rooney 1974 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

Incorporated 1770 

Population June, 1971 - 7,276 

Twelfth Congressional District 

Representative: Gerry E. Studds 

Norfolk and Plymouth Senatorial District 

Senator: Senator Allan B. McKinnon, Weymouth 

Second Plymouth Representative District 

Representative: George C. Young, Scituate 

Annual Town Meeting 

First Saturday in May 

Election of Officers 
Second Saturday in May 



ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Board of Selectmen 

Of the Financial Affairs 

OF THE 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

Reports of The School Committee 

AND THE 

Reports of Other Town Officers 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 



1974 



TOWN OFFICERS 
1974 - 1975 

TOWN CLERK 



Charles A. Marks 

Frances L. Marks, Assistant Town Clerk 



Tenure 
Apptd.Oct. 25, 1974 



ELECTED BY BALLOT 



MODERATOR 



David E. Place 



Term expires May 1975 



SELECTMEN 



Arthur L. Clark 
Mary Jeanette Murray 
Henry W. Ainslie, Jr. 



ASSESSORS 



Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1976 
Term expires May 1977 



Warren S. Pratt 
Michael C. Patrolia 
F. Allen Weisenfluh 



Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1976 
Term expires May 1977 



Gordon E. Flint 



TREASURER-COLLECTOR 



HIGHWAY SURVEYOR 



Term expires May 1975 



Louis C. Bailey, Jr. 



Term expires May 1975 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



Douglas R. James 
Thomas J. Wallace 
Doris C. Golden 
Ralph S. Dormitzer 
Josephine C. Mahoney 
Richard J. Silvia 



Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1976 
Term expires May 1976 
Term expires May 1977 
Term expires May 1977 



TRUSTEES OF COHASSET FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Sheila S. Evans 

John Barnard, Jr., Apptd Nov. 13, 1974 

Donald R. Hammonds (Resigned Oct. 9, 



1974) 



Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1975 



Cordelia Foell 
Richard B. Singer 
Nancy Gilmore 
Elizabeth F. Eaton 
Emily B. Gleason 
Barbara M. Power 
Arnold Paine 



William J. Montuori 
Rene G. Chiasson 
Stephen J. O'Connor 



BOARD OF HEALTH 



PLANNING BOARD 



Henry R. Hidell, III 

Julian Rifkin (Resigned Nov. 13, 1974) 

Martha Gjesteby (Apptd. Nov. 20, 1974) 

Nathan W. Bates 

Thomas Morse 

Mark E. Goodrich 



Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1976 
Term expires May 1976 
Term expires May 1976 
Term expires May 1977 
Term expires May 1977 
Term expires May 1977 

Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1976 
Term expires May 1977 



Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1976 
Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1977 
Term expires May 1978 
Term expires May 1979 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 



David Buckley 
Rocco F. Laugelle 
Alan S. Murphy, Jr. 



Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1976 
Term expires May 1977 



SEWER COMMISSIONERS 



David Buckley (Apptd. Oct. 18, 1974) 
Rocco F. Laugelle (Apptd. Oct. 18, 1974) 
Alan S. Murphy, Jr., (Apptd. Oct. 18, 1974) 



Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1975 



RECREATION COMMISSION 



Arthur P. McCarthy 
Robert J. Knox 
Hamilton T. Tewksbury 
Richard P. Barrow 
Henry N. Young 



Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1976 
Term expires May 1977 
Term expires May 1978 
Term expires May 1979 



SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



Sumner Smith, Jr. 



Term expires May 1975 



COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY 



James R. DeGiacomo 
Samuel Hassan 



Term expires May 1975 
Term expires May 1976 



Yolanda Baccari Term expires May 1 977 

W. Chester Browne Term expires May 1979 

Appointed by the Governor 

Mary Jeanette Murray Term expires July 28, 1977 



TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY SELECTMEN 

Term Expires 

Town Accountant Under Civil Service 

William SignoreHi 

Registrars of Voters 

Clarence M. Grassie, Chairman 
Louise E. Conroy 
Edward E. Tower 

Advisory Committee - Appointed by Chairman of Selectmen, 

Chairman of Advisory Committee & Moderator 

Joseph Barresi, Chairman 1976 

John J. Wilson 1975 

Arnold N. Weeks 1975 

Margaret Lynch 1975 

Edward Jacome 1976 

Patrick J. Hurley (appointed Jan. 21 , 1975) 1976 

Patricia G. Facey (appointed May 24, 1974) 1977 

Brian R. Wilken (appointed May 24, 1974) 1977 

Harry M. Silvia (appointed July 2, 1974) 1977 
Robert S. Pape (resigned June, 1974) 
Robert M. Smith (resigned Dec, 1974) 

Chief of Police Under Civil Service 

Randolph A. Feola 

Police Lieutenant Under Civil Service 

Thomas B. Kane 

Sergeants of Police Under Civil Service 

Richard P. Barrow 
Charles E. Stockbridge 

Patrolmen Under Civil Service 

Carmelo Conte 



Brian Cogill 

Clifton B. Jones 

John J. Rhodes, III 

Charles F. Dolan 

Frederick L. Huntwork 

Joseph M. Kealey 

David J. Moir 

Randolph A. Feola, Jr. 

Brian W. Noonan (appointed Aug. 8, 1974) 

Richard J. Abbadessa (appointed Jan. 8, 1975) 

Bartholomew P. Winn (resigned June 9, 1974) 

Richard S. Churchill (resigned August 8, 1974) 

Permanent Intermittent Police Officers Assigned to the Police Department 

Gerald P. Doyle (appointed Dec. 26, 1974) 
Richard J. Fairbairn (appointed Dec. 26, 1974) 
Gary R. Keefe (appointed Dec. 26, 1974) 
David J. Pomarico (appointed Dec. 26, 1974) 
Douglas W. Smith (appointed Dec. 26, 1974) 

Special Police Officers 

Harry H. Ritter Harbor Master 

Clifford J. Dickson . . . Cohasset Yacht Club and Assistant Harbor Master 

William G. Stone Assistant Harbor Master 

Rocco Rosano Shellfish Constable 

Louis C. Bailey, Jr Highway Surveyor 

Charles Piepenbrink Fire Chief 

Stephen Wigmore Superintendent of Wires 

Edwin H. Pratt Superintendent of Water Department 

Peter G. Laugelle Superintendent of Tree & Park Department 

Barry Sladen 

Lester Hiltz Director of Civil Defense 

Nelson Pratt, Jr Deputy Director of Civil Defense 

J. Nelson Patrolia Gas Inspector 

Benjamin F. Curley,Jr Sealer of Weights and Measures 

James M. Hurley Custodian of Town Hall 

Theodore 0. Macklin Cohasset SaiHng Club 

Richard Lincoln Cohasset Golf Club 

Arthur Washburn Cohasset Golf Club 

Austin L. Ahearn, Jr Private 

Charles E. Butman Private 

Ralph S. Enos Private 

Norman G. Grassie Private 

George E. Haley Private 

David C. Place Private 

Robert B. James Private 

Frank E. Jason Private 

Manuel A. Marks Private 

George S. Jason Private 

D. Bruce McLean Private 



John W. Trayers Private 

Richardson White Private 

Joseph A. Silvia Private 

Harold W. Litchfield Private 

Frank Loiacono, Jr. Private 

Eric G. Pearson Wompatuck Park 

Lawrence Figueiredo Wheelwright Park 

Bernard J. Salvador Private 

Arthur C.Herrington (resigned May 1, 1974) Private 



Assistant Harbor Masters for Night Patrol at Harbor 

John H. Winters, III 
Joseph Migliaccio 
Leo Fiori, Jr. 

Lockup Keepers 

Randolph A. Feola 
Thomas B. Kane 

Dog Officers 

Randolph A. Feola 
Clifton B. Jones 
Charles Stockbridge 
David J. Moir 

Fire Department Under Civil Service 

Charles Piepenbrink, Chief 

Thomas Hernan, Jr., Acting Deputy Chief 

George Casey, Captain 

Ralph Perroncello, Firefighter 

Ernest Sullivan, Firefighter 

Frank Wheelwright, Firefighter 

David R, Marks, Firefighter 

Austin Studley, Firefighter 

Paul Grassie, Firefighter 

John Thompson, Firefighter 

William Nickerson, Firefighter 

Richard Conley, Firefighter 

Edward Barrow, Firefighter 

Linwood Davis, Firefighter 

Roger Lincoln, Firefighter 

Arthur Pompeo, Jr., Firefighter 

James Lee Gurry, Firefighter 

Robert Better, Firefighter 

Edward Corbo, Firefighter 

John Boswell, III, Firefighter 

Paul McGaffigan, Firefighter 

Edward Struzik, Firefighter 

Walter Wheelwright, Jr., Firefighter (retired February, 1974) 



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Forest Warden 

Charles Piepenbrink 

Local Superintendent of Insect Pest Control 

Peter G. Laugelle (appointed Jan, 7, 1975) 
Bradley G. Martin (resigned June, 1974) 

Director of Civil Defense and Emergency Preparedness 

Lester Hiltz 

Deputy Director of Civil Defense 

Nelson C.Pratt 

Town Counsel 

J. Blake Thaxter, Jr. 

Assistant Town Counsel 

Richard A. Henderson (appointed May 1, 1974) 
Charles J. Humphreys 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Benjamin F. Curley, Jr. 

Superintendent of Wires 

Stephen Wigmore 

Measurers of Wood and Bark 

Louis C. Bailey, Jr. 
John W. Trayers 

Veterans Burial Agent 
T. Gerard Keating 

Constable 

Leo S. Kurtz 

Inspector of Public Buildings 

Charles Piepenbrink 
James A, Litchfield 

Caretakers 

John D. Muncey, Superintendent, 

Woodside Cemetery & Caretaker of Veterans' lots Woodside Cemetery 

(appointed June 20, 1974) 
Henry R. Eastman, Superintendent, 

Woodside Cemetery (died June, 1974) 
Ashley F. Jones, Beechwood Cemetery 
Albert Meallo, Perkins Cemetery 



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Director of Veterans' Affairs 

T. Gerard Keating 

Fence Viewers 

Anthony Emanuello 
John Winters 
Burtram J. Pratt 

Harbor Master 

Harry H. Ritter 

Assistant Harbormasters 

CUfford J. Dickson 
William G. Stone 

Shellfish Constable 

Rocco W. Rosano 

Deputy Shellfish Constable 

Ellery C. Sidney 

Gas Inspector 

J. Nelson Patrolia 

Custodian of Town Hall 

James M. Hurley 

Honorary Town Engineer 

Gilbert S. Tower 

Commissioner of South Shore Mosquito Project 

Peter G. Laugelle (appointed Nov. 20, 1974) 
Patsy K. Rabstejnek (resigned Nov. 20, 1974) 

Board of Appeals 

Roger B. Coulter, Chairman 
James M. Graham, Jr. 
Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 

Associate Members 

Robert D. Londergan 
Robert S. Booth, Jr. 

Organization of Board of Selectmen 

Arthur L. Clark, Chairman 

Mary Jeanette Murray 

Henry W. Ainslie, Jr. 

Marguerite B. Ramsay, Admin. Secretary 



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Board of Tree and Park Commissioners 

Members of the Board of Selectmen 

Tree and Park Superintendent 

Peter G. Laugeile (appointed July 11, 1974) 
Bradley G. Martin (resigned June, 1974) 

Organization of Board of Assessors 

Warren S. Pratt, Chairman 
F. Allen Weisenfluh 
Michael C. Patrolia 
Dorothy V. Graham, Clerk 
Margaret M. Stoughton, Asst. Clerk 

School Facilities Committee, under Article 42, March Meeting 1960 Appointed by 

the Moderator 
Lot E. Bates, Jr. 
Ralph Dormitzer 
John F. Keane 

Appointed by the Selectmen 
Robert L. Julian 
Sheila S. Evans 
Barbara M. Power 

Appointed by the School Committee 
Barbara W. Bliss 
Sumner Smith, Jr., Chairman 
Joseph Perroncello 

Personnel Committee, appointed by the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, the 
Town Moderator and Chairman of the Advisory Committee 

Term Expires 
Frank B. Chatterton, Chairman 1976 

David Chittim 1975 

James Kearney (appointed January 29, 1974) 1976 

William R. Cox (appointed May 2, 1974) 1975 

Kenneth B. Cook 1977 

John M. MacNeill (resigned January, 1974) 
John W. Trayers (resigned April, 1974) 

Cohasset Harbor Committee 

Charles Fink, Chairman 
Emmett Holt 
Edward Figueiredo 
Harry H. Ritter 
Theodore 0. Macklin 



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At the Request of the Mass. Transportation Commission to Represent the Town 

of Cohasset in the Greater Boston Region Appointed by the Board of Selectmen 
Arthur L. Clark, Chairman, Board of Selectmen 
Henry R. Hidell, III, Chairman, Planning Board 
Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 

Public Sewerage System Study Committee Under Article 30, March Meetmg, 1960 

Rene Chias«\n, Chairman 

Edward A. MdSM^hy, M.D. .. 

Mary Jeanette Mtoay, Board of Selectmen 0^^[JLay ^/ ^c«Jl ^. £ c<^ 

William J. Mon^o^Board of Health ^ > 

Nathan W. Bal^s, Plam^ing Board 

WilUam Morton 

Rocco F. Laugelle, Board\^f Sewer Commissioners 

Conservation Commission Under Article 34, March Meeting, 1961 

Term Expires 

John F. Hubbard 1975 

Margaret Dillon (appointed Nov. 5, 1974) 1975 

John K. Bryant 1976 

Whitney Scott (appointed Nov. 5, 1974) 1976 

John F. Elliot, Chairman 1976 

Patsy K. Rabstejnek 1977 

Thomas S. Duggan 1977 
Joseph Becker (resigned Oct. 9, 1974) 
Penelope G. Place (resigned Oct. 9, 1974) 

Building Inspector and Zoning Officer 

James A. Litchfield 

Council for the Aging 

Rev. Edward T. Atkinson, Chairman 
Francis Antoine 
Dorothy Morse 
Katherine Talarico 
Herbert Sherbrooke 

Alfred G. Odermatt (appointed June 12, 1974) 
Gertrude McArthur (appointed Sept. 9, 1974) 
John Boynton (appointed 1974) 
Kenneth J. Grew (resigned Sept. 11, 1974) 
Willoughby Hood (resigned Sept. 1, 1974) 
Albert Livingston (resigned Sept. 11, 1974) 
Cornelia H. White (resigned June 12, 1974) 



Committee to Study the Government Island Property 

Edwin Young, Chairman 
Edward Figueiredo 
Rocco F. Laugelle 
Mary Jane McArthur 



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Harry Ritter 
Herbert R. Towle 

Capital Budget Committee, Appointed by the Moderator, Chairman of the Board of 

Selectmen, and Chairman of the Advisory Boaid Under Resolution March 1972 
Annual Town Meeting 

Robert E. Gibbons, Chairman 

Thomas E. Morse 

Roberta K. Leary 

James Tyeryar 

Arnold N. Weeks 

Cohasset Drug Education Committee Appointed by the Board of Selectmen Under 
Article 27, March 1971 Town Meeting 

Chester A. Ellis 

Bennett F. Driscoll 

Bernard A. O'Brien 

Deborah To si 

J. Blake Thaxter, Jr. 

Grace R. Tuckerman 

Arnold N. Weeks 

Mel Lewis 

Rev. John Benbow (appointed 1974) Chairman 

Roger A. Pompeo, M.D. (resigned July 10, 1974) 

Carolyn Dillon (resigned 1974) 

Rev. Max Munro (resigned 1974) 

Conunittee to Study Purchasing of Goods and Services, Appointed by the Chairman 
of the Board of Selectmen, Chairman of the Advisory Committee and the 
Moderator. 

Robert J. Knox, Chairman 

Glenn A. Pratt 

Helen Barrow 

Oliver S. Hawes, III 

Gordon A. Flint 

Committee to Investigate the Possibility of Bringing into the Town Light 
Industry or Small Business 

Robert J. Knox, Chairman 
James Bulger 

Committee to Study Alternative Uses for Joseph Osgood School if Present 
School Use is Terminated, appointed by the Chairman of the Board of 
Selectmen of the Advisory Committee & Moderator. Alternating member 
nominated by and from the School Facilities Committee. 

Mary E. O'Brien 

Roberta K. Leary 

Roger S. Whitley 

A. Frederick Petersen 



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Committee to Study the Possibility of Acquiring the Former Black Rock House 
Site as Addition to Wadleigh Park, Appointed by the Moderator Under Re- 
solution June 19, 1972 Special Town Meeting 

Barry Bronstein 

Agnes Froio 

John A. Golden, Jr. 

Chartis B. Langmaid 

Edward B. Long 

Herbert B. Marsh 

Edward A. McCarthy, M.D. 

James E. McGinnis 

Charles A. Peirce 

Cornelia H. White 

Bicentennial Commission 

Burtram J. Pratt, Chairman 
Constance W. Parker 
A. J. Antoine 
Richard J. Silvia 
Thomas S. Duggan 
A. Patrick McCarthy 
Thomas J. Wallace 

Historical Commission 

Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 
Nathan W. Bates 
Robert Fesler, Jr. 
Linda V. Hewitt 
Mary Jane McArthur 



Building Code Appeal Board 

Joseph W. MacDonald 
Frances A. Evans 
Frederic H. Wood, Jr. 



Term Expires 
1976 
1977 
1975 



Committee to Study Space Needs for Town Offices 

Julius Gould, Chairman 
Andrew C. Paton 
Gordon E. Flint 

Ambulance Study Committee 

Jack Rhodes 

Richard Conley 

The Board of Selectmen 



By-Law Study Committee 

John A. Golden, Jr., Chairman 
Mary E. Gainor 
Richard A. Henderson 



Roger W. Nast 
Cornelia L. O'Malley 
David E. Place Ex-officio 
Board of Selectmen Ex-officio 



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JURY LIST - 1974 



NAME 

Barnicle, Peter J. 
Bartlett, Jr., John E. 
Berens, Stanton J. 
Bobo, Vivian 
Bryant, John K. 
Carroll, Jr., Lindsay A. 
Catler, Lorette 
Caputo, Pamela M. 
Crandell, John C. 
Dilbeck, Jr., Paul C. 
Dockendorff, Hazel F. 
Doherty, John J. 
England, Frank W. 
Flint, Louise A. 
Frucci, Richard M. 
Garvey, Robert 
Gjesteby, Martha K. 
Granger, Helen B. 
Grant, Gait 
Grisdale, Richard D. 
Grow, Philip W. 
Guilfoyle, Barbara C. 
Gunville, Robert P. 
Harl, Carolyn 
Hood, Willoughby S. 
Holt, EUzabeth A. 
Hubbard, June S. 
Jones, George T. Ill 
Judd, Lucy T. 
King, Jeremy 
Koed, Alice Jones 
Laugelle, RoccoF. 
Lipsett, Valerie A. 
Lord, David E. 
Maclure, Janet 
Maletz, Samuel 
Marsh, Herbert B. 
Mazza, Peter 
McCarthy, Arthur P. 
McCoobery, Robert C. 
Mcintosh, Richard H. 
McNeill, Jr., James E. 
Meunier, Paul R. 
Millard, John B. 
Muir, Ruth Ann C. 
Mulvey, Edward T. 
Murphy, James A. 
Murphy, John D. 
Murphy, Rosemary 
Murphy, Richard V. 
Oddi, Theresa 
O'Leary, Patricia J. 
Pimental, Wayne 
Quinlan, Ruth G. 
Rabstejnek, Patsy K. 
Roberts, Ernest A. 
Rodriques, William P. 
Sawchuk, Michael 



ADDRESS 

1 1 Pond Street 
110 Black Rock Road 
86 Pond Street 
11 Sheldon Road 
25 1 Forest Avenue 
41 North Main Street 
18 Deep Run 
18 Bancroft Way 

44 Nichols Road 
118 Jerusalem Road 

15 Ledgewood Drive 
36 Cedar Acres Lane 
48 Old Coach Road 
21 Clay Spring Road 
6 Reservoir Road 

3 Bayberry Lane 
81 Old Pasture Road 

16 Beech wood Street 
258 South Main Street 
212 South Main Street 
47 Norfolk Road 

109 Nichols Road 
76 Pleasant Street 
10 Surry Drive 
23 Border Street 
63 Highland Avenue 
144 Beach Street 
164 Sohier Street 
32 Hammond Street 
3 Arrowood Street 
18 Locust Road 
18 Norfolk Road 

34 Pond Street 

60 Old Coach Road 
183 Sohier Street 

45 Little Harbor Road 
505 Beech wood Street 
84 Gammons Road 
127 Pleasant Street 
45 Ledgewood Drive 

17 Atlantic Avenue 
288 Fairoaks Lane 
324 South Main Street 
6 Ripley Road 

29 Highland Avenue 
50 Pond Street 
95 Forest Avenue 
10 Old Coach Road 
140 North Main Street 

35 Fernway 

31 Cedar Acres Lane 
Cedar Acres Lane 
79 North Main Street 
25 Brewster Road 
52 Fairoaks Lane 
43 Rust Way 
40 Brewster Road 
302 North Main Street 



OCCUPATION 

Public Relations 

Salesman 

Journalist 

Housewife 

Advertising Exec. 

Engineer 

Housewife 

Student 

Purchasing 

Sales Engineer 

Housewife 

Pwr. Sta. Operator 

Bonds Mgr. 

Housewife 

Analyst 

Manager 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Ins. Undervirrit. 

Engineer 

CPA 

Housewife 

Aircraft Mech. 

Secretary 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Salesman 

Housewife 

Telephone Worker 

Housewife 

Lineman 

Domestic 

Mfg. Mgr. 

Housewife 

Merchand. Exec. 

Caretaker 

Civil Eng. 

Engineer 

District Mgr, 

Marketing Rep. 

Finance & Admin. Director 

Scientist 

Quality Control 

Housewife 

Bank Treas. 

District Manager 

Broker 

Secretary 

Sales Engineer 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Unit Mgr. 

Housewife 

Homemaker 

Sports Ed. 

Pub. Acct. 

Electrician 



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Sechen, George M. 
Sencabaugh, Albert M. 
Shattuck, Elizabeth J. 
Sladen, Mary E. 
Smith Jr, Charles L. 
Steele, Donald F. 
Telesco, Norma G. 
Tosi, Deborah P. 
Tyeryar, James E. 
Vadas, Frank H. 
Vecchione, Arthur V. 
Walling, George F. 
Wesoloski, Wanda G. 
Wirth, Robert H. 
Wood, Sally P. 
Zappolo, Michael J. 



Howes Lane 

548 Jerusalem Road 

21 Gammons Road 

42 Ehn Court 

94 Black Horse Lane 

31 River Road 

112 Howe Road 

16 Fernway 

468 CJ.C. Highway 

33 Nichols Road 

63 Church Street 

97A Lamberts Lane 

695 Jerusalem Road 

14 Redgate Lane 

68 Pleasant Street 

12SchofieldRoad 



Elec. Tech. 

Bank Officer 

Housewife 

Housewife 

Security Analyst 

Manufacturing Exec. 

Broker 

Realtor 

Contractor 

Salesman 

Caretaker 

Mechanic 

Housewife 

Systems Analyst 

Housewife 

Const. Eng. 



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ELECTION OFFICERS 
FOR THE YEAR 1974 

PRECINCT NO. 1 

A. J. Antoine, Jr.jWarden R 

Ira B. P. Stoughton, Jr., Deputy Warden R 

Thomas G. Keating, Clerk D 

Frank 0. Pattison, Deputy Clerk D 

Mary E. Brennock, Inspector D 

Eileen M. Buckley, Inspector R 

Joan St. John, Deputy Inspector D 

Frances R. Antoine, Deputy Inspector R 

PRECINCT NO. 2 

Manuel A. Marks, Warden D 

Anthony J. Rosano, Deputy Warden D 

Mary N. Grassie, Clerk R 

Irma M. James, Deputy Clerk R 

Thomas M. Healy, Jr., Inspector D 

Margaret Stoughton, Inspector R 

Grace E. Bowser, Deputy Inspector R 

Robert A. Leonard, Deputy Inspector 

ALTERNATE INSPECTORS 

Dorothy C. Bjorkgren D Arthur L. Lehr, Jr R 

Jeanette D. McNeil D Dominic M. Baccari R 

ALTERNATE DEPUTY INSPECTORS 

Ann E. Leonard D Samuel Hassan R 

Teresa M. Perroncello R J. Nelson Patrolia D 

TELLERS APPOINTED FOR THE YEAR 1974 

J. J. Healy D Theresa M. Perroncello ... R 

Jeanne M. Sullivan D Frances L. Marks D 

Barbara Williams D Margaret C. Hernan D 

Mamie F. Keegan R Virginia F. Huntwork .... D 

Nancy E. Sladen R Edward T. Mulvey D 

Mildred F. Collins R Jane M. Trettis R 

Maria R. Pape R Marjorie E. Ritter R 

Elizabeth B. Fitzpatrick D Marjorie J. Emanuello .... D 

Dorothy C. Morse D Judith Sestito D 

Jane B. Tilden R Patricia Chase Buckley .... R 

Geraldine McEwan D Mary D. Migliaccio R 

Pauline Sestito D Kathleen Conte D 

Janice Rosano D Andrea Davis R 

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Elizabeth Longo R 

Jeanne C. Stoughton R 

Kathleen Rhodes D 

Joan Brown R 

Frances E. Ricketts R 

Barbara Anderson D 

Mary C. Desmond R 

Mehssa L. Tuckerman R 

Ellen M. Gentile D 

Judith Emanuello D 

Jane L. Marsh R 

Lois Hughs D 

Deborah B. Protulis D 

Lucille C. Marsac D 

Peggy Hassan D 

Roberta B. Mendovitz D 

Robert Pape R 

Barbara J. Bursk R 

Mildred D. Woomer D 

Jean F. Higgins D 

Winifred E. Greene D 

Pauline Gilman D 

Margaret J. Laugelle R 

Beverly Williams R 



Robert A. Leonard, Jr. . . . D 

Maria Perroncello D 

Roseann Dooley D 

Carol Beggan R 

Louise A. Flint R 

Penelope P. Redfield D 

Betty L. Pearce R 

Janice Wheelwright R 

Josephine Hurley D 

Mary Diori D 

Martha Conley D 

Grace Donahue R 

Cleida Buckley D 

Janet A. Livingston D 

Donna J. McGee D 

Jean M. Salvador D 

Shirley F. Prendergast .... D 

Stella M. Nardo D 

Marjorie Anderson R 

Helen T. Delaney D 

Sheila Kelly D 

Frederick E. Howe R 

Frances C. Howley R 

Bernard H. Mulcahy D 



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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

This has been an exceptionally busy year for your Selectmen. In addition 
to regular weekly meetings, they met with many other boards, committees and 
citizens to resolve ever-increasing numbers of problems that continually arise. 

Matters placed in our hands by Town meeting votes have been carried to 
completion except for the following two articles: 

ARTICLE 39 which authorized taking land for sanitary land-fill purposes 
did not provide for acquiring less than the entire tract described. It may be in 
the best interest of the Town to acquire only that portion suitable to our needs 
which appears acceptable to the owners. An amendment to this article will be 
in the warrant for our next annual meeting. 

ARTICLE 46 providing for the transfer of the so-called American Legion 
property on Summer Street to that organization was carried out but not in the 
manner originally intended. A title search revealed that the property, received 
as a gift to the Town, was prohibited from subsequent sale. We therefore en- 
tered into a five-year lease agreement, accomplishing nearly the same end, on 
terms favorable to the Town. 

Negotiations have continued with Penn Central for purchase of their right- 
of-way through Town. They are still considering our offer of quite some time 
ago. Operating under the protection of bankruptcy laws and with an uncertain 
corporate position, they will probably continue to delay action, but we plan to 
keep on top of the situation. 

Your Selectmen have remained cognizant of the various federal manpower 
programs. The Youth Corps has provided extra income to several worthy youths, 
while performing useful work in various departments of the Town. Both E.E.A. 
and C.E.T. A. participants are also serving the Town in an expanding program 
caused by the depressed economic situation. One of our board members serves 
on the regional Advisory Manpower Planning Board administering all these pro- 
grams so Cohasset is assured of at least its fair share of funding. 

Considerable time has been spent this year on how best to handle recently 
enacted Chapter 11 Ic of the General Laws generally referred to as the Ambu- 
lance Law. This Act, governing equipping, staffing and operating ambulances 
can impose a great financial burden upon the Town. We will present recom- 
mendations for complying with the law at our next annual Town meeting. 

It has long been recognized that the Town's By-Laws are badly in need of 
review and up-dating. Therefore, we appointed a By-Law Study Committee, on 
which we serve ex-officio, to accompHsh this task. Recommendations will be 
made to future Town Meetings concerning repeal, changes or additions to the 
Town's By-Laws which will be compiled and cataloged for easy reference. 

As early as 1925, the Town noted a deficiency in basic space needs for 
Town Offices. Several proposals have been presented since then for providing 

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ample, efficient, fire-resistant accomodations with convenient access for the 
public. However, none of these were followed through as the needs have in- 
creased perhaps ten-fold. We, therefore, appointed a committee of three pro- 
fessionals to investigate these needs upon which recommendations will be made 
to a future Town Meeting. 

We wish to thank all boards, committees, employees and citizens who have 
assisted and cooperated with our board during the year, past. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Arthur L. Clark 
Henry W. Ainslie, Jr. 
Mary Jeanette Murray 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRARS 

Number of registered voters on January 1 , 1974 4353 

Total number of registered voters on January 1, 1975 4405 

ENROLLED TOTALS 

Repubhcans x409 

Democrats 1186 

Unenrolled 1810 

Any resident not Usted in the Census taken by the Board of Registrars during 
January and February should inform the Registrars before May 1st. 

Meetings for the registration of voters are held at stated times during the 
year. Notices of these meetings are posted in the Post Office of the Town and 
in many other pubHc buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Clarence M. Grassie, Chairman 



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TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
REPORT OF THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING HELD MAY 4, 1974 

At the Annual Business Meeting held at the Cohasset High School at 10:00 A.M., 
May 4, 1974, the following articles were contained in the Warrant and acted 
upon as recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed by the Selectmen for the entrance and sworn 
in by Town Clerk Charles A. Marks at 9: 15 A.M. were Barbara A. Williams, 
Margaret C. Hernan, Mary N. Grassie, Frances R. Antoine, Frances L. Marks, 
Joan M. St John, Pauline Sestito, Dorothea C. Bjorkgren. Maria Perroncello 
replaced Barbara A. Williams at the Monday session. 

Tellers appointed by the Moderator reported to work at 10:00 A.M. were 
Edward F. Tower, Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Frank F. Jason and Fred Howe. 

The number of voters present as checked on the voting lists was 448. 

The Meeting was called to order at 10:35 A.M. by Moderator David E. Place 
and the Town Clerk proceeded to read the call of the meeting. 

The invocation was given by Rev. John M. Benbow. 

ARTICLE 1. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that all Town Officers not required to be 
elected by ballot be appointed by the Selectmen. 

ARTICLE 2. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the reports of the various town 
officers as printed in the annual Town Report for the year 1973 be accepted. 

ARTICLE 3. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the following committee reports be 
one of progress and be continued: 

School Facilities Committee, Personnel Coiimiittee, Council for the Aging, 
Committee to Study the Goverimient Island Property, Cohasset Harbor Com- 
mittee, Mass. Transportation Committee to Represent the Town of Cohasset in 
the Greater Boston Region, Conservation Commission, Capital Budget Com- 
mittee, Cohasset Drug Education Committee, Committee to Study Purchasing 
of Goods and Services, Committee to Investigate the Possibility of Bringing 
into the Town Light Industry, Committee to Study Alternative uses for Joseph 
Osgood School if Present School use is Terminated, Committee to Study the 
Possibility of Acquiring the Former Black Rock House site as addition to 
Wadleigh Park, Cohasset Charter Commission. 

The following Committees were discharged with a vote of thanks: 

Committee of Members of Town Land and Water Supply, Veterans Mem- 



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orial Committee, Harbor Dredging Committee and the Public Sewage Study Com- 
mittee. 

ARTICLE 4. 

MOVED that this article be considered, covered and acted upon in one vote; 
that the sum of $4,712,761.00 be and hereby is raised and appropriated; the 
sum of $32,139.00 for salaries of elected Town Officers as follows: Town 
Clerk, $2,730.00, Clerk, Board of Registrars $297.00; Highway Surveyor, 
$10,018.00; Moderator $150.00; Treasurer-Collector $12,144.00; Selectmen 
$3,100.00; Assessors, $3,700.00 for the ensuing fiscal year and that $4,680,622.00 
for interest, maturing debt, charges, salaries, compensations, operations, mainten- 
ance, equipment outlays, capital and otherwise, and expenses of the various de- 
partments for the ensuing fiscal year said being recommended for all purposes 
itemized re subdivisions numbered 1 thru 49 inclusive, and that to raise said 
appropriation the sum of $1,635.74 is appropriated from Dog Licenses received 
from the county, the sum of $5,212.50 is appropriated from State Aid for 
Libraries; the sum of $100,000.00 is appropriated from Federal Revenue Sharing 
Funds and the balance $4,605,912.76 is raised by taxation. 

MOVED that the budget for Fiscal Year July 1, 1974 to June 30, 1975 be 
adopted as a line item budget by line. 

Motion defeated by a voice vote. 

Main motion voted by a voice vote. 

FoUo GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



1 


Moderator-Salary $ 


150.00 


lA 


Advisory Committee 






Salaries 


250.00 


IB 


Expenses 


140.00 


IC 


Planning Board - Clerical Assistance 


600.00 


ID 


Expenses 


300.00 


IE 


Personnel Committee - Expenses 


465.00 


IF 


Zoning Board of Appeals 


900.00 


IG 


Conservation Committee - Expenses 


425.00 


IH 


Conservation Fund - From Savings 


.... 


11 


School Facilities Committee - Expenses 


25.00 


2 


Selectmen - Salaries and Wages 


9,328.00 


2A 


Expenses 


2,101.00 


3 


Town Accountant - Salaries and Wages 


24,247.00 


3A 


Expenses 


1,632.00 


3C 


Capital Outlay 




3D 


Rental of Office Equipment 


770.00 


4 


Treasurer-Collector - Salaries and Wages 


25,200.00 


4A 


Expenses 


6,474.00 


6 


Assessors - Salaries and Wages 


14,052.00 


6A 


Expenses 


11,619.00 


6B 


Capital Outlay 


- - - - 



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8 Law: Salary of Town Counsel 8,500.00 
8A Expenses 1,550.00 

9 Town Clerk - Salaries and Wages 8 ,950.00 
9A Expenses 950.00 

10 Election and Registrations: Salaries and Wages 4,617.00 
lOA Expenses 5,328.00 

lOA-1 Capital Outlay 200.00 

lOB Engineering Expenses 200.00 

11 Town Hall: Salaries and Wages 9,393.00 
llA Expenses 5,725.00 
UB Capital Outlay .... 





TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 
PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 


$144,091.00 






12 


Police Department - Salaries and Wages 


202,045.00 


12A 


Expenses 


21,140.00 


12B 


Capital Outlay 


5,450.00 


13 


Fire Department - Salaries and Wages 


150,323.00 


13-1 


Salaries and Wages from Federal Revenue 






Sharing funds 


100,000.00 


13A 


Expenses 


13,135.00 


13B 


Capital Outlay 


1,300.00 


13D 


Police and Fire Headquarters Building - Expenses 


7,325.00 


14 


Hydrant Services 


26,074.00 


15 


Wire Department - Salaries and Wages 


28,519.00 


15A 


Expenses 


4,073.00 


15B 


Capital Outlay 


6,200.00 


16 


Sealing of Weights and Measures: - Salary 


487.00 


16A 


Expenses 


100.00 


17 


Building Inspector: - Salary 


4,000.00 


17A 


Expenses 


850.00 


17B 


Capital Outlay 


90.00 


18 


Tree and Park Department: - Salaries and Wages 


38,614.00 


18A 


Expenses 


10,990.00 


18B 


Capital Outlay 


2,050.00 
51,654.00 




Less Income from Trust Funds 


971.00 
50,683.00 


19 


Civil Defense: - Salaries 


461.00 


19A 


Expenses 


100.00 


19B 


Shellfish Constable: Salary 


200.00 


19C 


Expenses 
\L PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 


400.00 


TOT. 


622,955.00 



24 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 



20 


Board of Health: - Salaries and Wages 


11,696.00 


20A 


Expenses 


3,275.00 


21 


Social Service League, Inc. 


7,800.00 


22 


Inspection of Animals & Slaughtering: Salary 


277.00 


23 


Refuse and Garbage Disposal: - Salaries and Wages 


16,377.00 


23A 


Expenses 


30,968.00 


23B 


Capital Outlay - From Federal Sharing Funds 


- . . . 


23B 


Capital Outlay - From Taxation 


.... 


24 


Sewer Department: - Salaries and Wages 


18,927.00 


24A 


Expenses 


17,900.00 


24B 


Capital Outlay 


7,140.00 


24C 


Out of State Travel 

TOTAL HEALTH AND SANITATION 


100.00 




114,460.00 




HIGHWAYS 




25 


Highway Department: - Salaries and Wages 


66,018.00 


25A 


Expenses 


43,750.00 


25B 


Capital Outlay 


9,000.00 


26 


Snow Removal 


30,000.00 


27 


Street Lighting 


21,000.00 


28 


Municipal Garage 


1,650.00 


29 


Harbor Department: - Salaries and Wages 


12,200.00 


29A 


Expenses 


3,065.00 


29B 


Capital Outlay 


3,336.00 




TOTAL HIGHWAYS 


190,019.00 




VETERAN'S SERVICES 




32 


Veterans' Services: - Salaries 


1,660.00 


32A 


Expenses 


135.00 


32B 


Assistance 


14,606.00 




TOTAL VETERAN'S SERVICES 


16,401.00 




SCHOOLS 




33-1100 


School Committee 


145,664.00 


1200 


Superintendent's and Business Office 


92,667.00 


2100 


Supervision 


20,234.00 


2200 


Principals 


153,576.00 


2300 


Teaching 


1,577,867.00 


2400 


Textbooks 


24,283.00 



25 



2500 


Library Services 


2600 


Audio-Visual Services 


2700 


Guidance Services 


2800 


Psychological Services 


3100 


Attendance Services 


3200 


Health Services 


3300 


Student Transportation 


3330 


Bus Replacement 


3510 


Athletics 


3520 


Other Student Activities 


4110 


Custodial Services 


4120 


Heating 


4130 


Other Utilities 


4210 




20-30 


Maintenance of Buildings, Grounds & Equip. 


5200 


Insurance - School Committee 


5300 


Rental of Facilities 


7200 


Alterations to Buildings 


7400 


Acquisition of Equipment 


9000 


Outgoing Transfer Accounts 



33A 

33B 
33C 



28,455.00 
41,517.00 
56,885.00 
68,134.00 
6,501.00 
22,070.00 
96,702.00 

58,442.00 

7,134.00 

126,406.00 

62,839.00 

52,141.00 

73,296.00 
1,290.00 

4,694.00 
23,537.00 



Less: Receipts available to 
School Committee 


2,744,334.00 (1) 
2,100.00 




2,742,234.00 


School Lunches: 

Salaries and Wages 
Expenses 


34,609.00 
83,440.00 


ideral Grants Applied 


118,049.00 
(107,307.00) 



Out of State Travel - Expenses 

Maintenance of State Aided Vocational Educ. 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 

LIBRARIES 



10,742.00 



3,000.00 



2,755,976.00 



34 Libraries: - Salaries and Wages 

34A Expenses 

34B Capital Outlay 

34C Nantasket Branch Library 



Less: Income from Trust Funds 



51,895.00 
27,386.00 

6,449.00 

2,000.00 

87,730.00 (2) 
2,000.00 



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TOTAL LIBRARIES 


85,730.00 




RECREATION 




36 


Recreation Committee: - Salaries and Wages 


6,240.00 


36A 


Expenses 


2,175.00 


36B 


Capital Outlay 

TOTAL RECREATION 
PENSIONS 


.... 




8,415.00 






37 


Retirement Fund to County System 


75,020.00 


37A 


Non-Contributory Pensions 


12,586.00 




TOTAL PENSIONS 


87,606.00 




UNCLASSIFIED 




38 


Memorial Day & Other Celebrations 


820.00 


39 


Damages to Persons & Property 


50.00 


40 


Insurance - Casualty, etc. 


27,591.00 


41 


Group Insurance - Life and Health 


49,182.00 


42 


Town Reports 


3,550.00 


43 


Unclassified & Miscellaneous 


365.00 


44 


Town Buildings - Expenses 


675.00 


44A 


Town Buildings - Capital Outlay 


2,500.00 


45 


Council for Aging 

TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED 
CEMETERIES 


2,175.00 




86,908.00 






47 


Salaries and Wages 


11,096.00 


47A 


Expenses 


935.00 


47B 


Capital Outlay 


.... 


47C 


Veterans' Graves 

Less: Income from Trust Funds for 


1,250.00 
13,281.00 




Salaries and Wages 

TOTAL CEMETERIES 

MATURING DEBT AND INTEREST 


3,350.00 




9,93 LOO 






48 


Interest 


131,612.00 


49 


Maturing Debt 


250,000.00 



27 



TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 38 1 ,6 1 2,00 





WATER DEPARTMENT 






Self Supporting 




46 


Salaries and Wages 


84,583.00 


46A 


Expenses 


50,335.00 


46B 


Capital Outlay 


11,600.00 


46C 


Interest 


19,503.00 


46D 


Maturing Debt 


34,800.00 


46F 


Group Insurance and Retirement 


7,686.00 


46F 


Out of State Travel 


150.00 



TOTAL WATER DEPARTMENT 208,657.00 



GRAND TOTAL BUDGET ARTICLE 4,712,761.00 



(1) To be appropriated from Dog Licenses received 

from County 1,635.74 

(2) To be appropriated from State Aid for Libraries 5,215.50 

RESOLUTION BY MARY JEANETTE MURRAY 

Be it so resolved that the School Committee be instructed to submit in their 
annual report any transfers from one line category to another line item category. 

VOTED by a voice vote in the affirmative. 

ARTICLE 5 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote, that the report and recommendations 
of the Personnel Committee, with respect to amending the Personnel Classifica- 
tion By-Law Schedule be and hereby is amended by adopting, inserting and sub- 
stituting the following schedule for the schedule heretofore adopted: 



SCHEDULE NO. 1 

Pay Group N 

SI 
S2 
S3 
S4 
S5 
S6 
S7 





SALARY SCHEDULE 




July 1, 1974 




HOURLY 




to June 30, 1975 


n. Rate 


1st Step 


2nd Step 


Max Rate 


2.77 


2.86 


2.96 


3.04 


2.86 


2.96 


3.04 


3.23 


2.95 


3.04 


3.23 


3.42 


3.04 


3.23 


3.42 


3.61 


3.23 


3.42 


3.60 


3.78 


3.42 


3.61 


3.78 


3.98 


3.61 


3.78 


3.98 


4.18 



28 







ANNUAL 






S8 


8,530 


8,849 


9,141 


9,445 


S9 


9,092 


9,358 


9,622 


9,887 


SIO 


9,613 


9,904 


10,197 


10,488 


Sll 


10,020 


10,326 


10,638 


10,947 


S12 


10,646 


10,980 


11,316 


11,652 


S13 


10,947 


11,299 


11,651 


12,031 


S14 


11,600 


12,078 


12,556 


13,028 


S15 


12,012 


12,486 


12,965 


13,443 


S16 


13,866 


14,421 


14,998 


15,600 


SCHEDULE NO 


2 


ANNUAL 




July 1,1974 to 
June 30, 1975 


Pay Group 


Min. Rate 


1st Step 


2nd Step 


) Max. Rate 


PS9 


9,227 


9,456 


9,696 


9,914 


PSll 


10,028 


10,293 


10,557 


10,824 


PS12 


10,964 


11,129 


11,434 


11,736 


PS15* 








17,845 



Note: In addition to annual salary police and fire personnel are paid for ten 

holidays. 

Police officers working on night shifts paid premium of 6^/^%. 

*Under State Law effective February 15, 1972, Police and Fire Chiefs are to be 

paid at 1.8 times the highest rate of their lowest paid subordinates. (GL Chapter 

48 Section 57G) 



SCHEDULE NO 


3 


ANNUAL 




July 


1,1974 to 










June 30, 1975 


Pay Group 


Min. Rate 


1st Step 


2nd Step 


Max. Rate 


FS9 


9,504 


9,740 


9,987 




10,211 


FSIO 










10,919 


FSll 


10,329 


10,602 


10,874 




11,149 


FS12 


11,293 


11,463 


11,777 




12,088 


FS15 










18,380 


FS12-1 


11,567 


11,741 


12,063 




12,381 



Note: The annual pay is the standard. The hourly pay is calculated to the 
nearest Penny. 

SCHEDULE NO. 4 HOURLY July 1 , 1974 to 

June 30, 1975 

Wl 3.13 3.23 3.37 3.46 

W2 3.33 3.44 3.56 3.67 

W3 3.49 3.61 3.75 3.86 

29 



W4 

W5 
W6 
W7 
W8 
W9 
WIO 

SCHEDULE NO. 5 



Pay 

Group Min. Rate 



3.67 
3.86 
3.98 
4.06 
4.10 
4.23 
4.42 



3.78 
3.97 
4.13 
4.17 
4.20 
4.37 
4.52 

HOURLY 



3.89 


4.02 


4.10 


4.20 


4.21 


4.36 


4.24 


4.41 


4.29 


4.45 


4.43 


4.59 


4.63 


4.75 


Julyl, 


1974 to 


June 30 


, 1975 



L14 



10,995 



1st Step 2nd Step 3rd Step 4th Step Max Rate 
11,448 11,901 12.349 13,028 13,500 



SCHEDULE NO. 7 PART TIME POSITIONS 


RATE 






July 1,1974 to 






June 30, 1975 


Caretaker of Perkins Cemetery and Beechwood Cemetery 


3.46 


Inspector of Slaughtering and Animals 




277.00 


Veterans' Agent 




830.00 


Clerk Veterans' Agent 




830.00 


Assistant Harbor Master (2) 




50.00 


Member, Board of Registrars 




270.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 




487.00 


Constable - Per Notice 




15.00 


Intermittent Patrolman - Per Hour 




4.13 


Election Officers - Per Hour 




2.99 


Election Clerk - Per Hour 




3.22 


Election Warden - Per Hour 




3.51 


Casual Labor - Per Hour 




3.13 


Grave Digger - Per Grave 




45.00 


Director of Civil Defense 




310.50 


Detective Duty Patrolmen - Per Week 




10.47 


Intermittent Firefighter - Per hour 




3.13 


Superintendent Sewer Dept. - Annually 




1,308.00 


Shellfish Constable 




200.00 


Pages (Library) per hour 




2.00 


Custodian (Library) per hour 




4.06 


LIST OF DEPARTMENTS 




Department 


Pay Group 


Schedule Hou 



Board of Selectmen 

Administrative Secretary 
Town Accountant 

Town Accountant 

Clerk and Assistant Acc't. 



S6 

S16 
S6 



35 



35 



30 



Clerk - Bookkeeper 


S5 


Treasurer - Collector 




Assistant Treasurer and Clerk 


S5 


Clerk 


S3 


Clerk 


S3 


Board of Assessors 




Clerk 


S6 


Clerk Typist 


S3 


Town Clerk 




Clerk and Assistant Town Clerk 


S4 


Town Hall Custodian 


S8 


Police Department 




Police Chief 


PS15 


Lieutenant 


PS12 


Sergeant 


PSll 


Patrolman 


PS9 


Fire Department 




Fire Chief 


FS15 


Deputy Chief 


FS12 


Captain 


FSll 


Firefighter - Master Mechanic 


FSIO 


Private 


FS9 


Wire Department 




Superintendent 


FS12-1 


Lineman Electrician - Licensed 


SIO 


Lineman Apprentice 


S6 


Building Inspector and Zoning Officer 


SIO 


Tree and Park Department 




Superintendent - Working 


Sll 


Skilled Laborer 


W6 


Tree CHmber 


W5 


Laborer 


W3 


Board of Health 




Health Agent 


S12 


Sewer Department 




Chief Operator 


WW3 


Operator - Part Time 


WW2 


Assistant Operator - Part Time 


WWl 


Utility Man - Part Time 


W4 


Clerk 


S3 


Highway Department 




Working Foreman 


WIO 


Supervisor of Disposal Area 


W9 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


W8 


Skilled Laborer 


W5 


Laborer - Disposal Area 


W3 


Laborer, Truck Driver 


W2 


Laborer 


Wl 


Harbor Department 




Harbor Master 


S8 



20 

35 
20 
20 

35 
20 

35 
50 



40 
40 
40 



48 
48 
48 
48 



40 
40 

35 

40 
40 
40 
40 



40 



20 

53 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 



31 



Library 










Chief Librarian 




L14 


6 




Assistant Librarian 




S8 


1 


35 


Children's Librarian 




S7 


1 


35 


General Assistant II 




S2 


1 


35 


General Assistant I 




SI 


1 


13 


Clerk - Typist 




S2 


1 


25 


Paraprofessional 




S7 


2 


Part Time 


Pages 






7 




Custodian 






7 




Water Department 










Superintendent 




S16 


1 




Clerk 




S4 


1 


35 


Working Foreman 




WIO 


4 


40 


Engineer 




W9 


4 


40 


Serviceman 




W8 


4 


40 


Pumping Station Operator and Analyst 


W5 


4 


40 


Utility Man - Part Time 




W4 


4 




Cemetery Department 










Superintendent Woodside 


Cemetery 


Wl 


4 


40 



SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 

(For Information Only - Not Subject to Compensation Plan) 



JOB TITLE 


ANNUAL RATES 


Julyl, 


1974 to 






June 3C 


), 1975 


Town Clerk 






2,880 


Clerk, Board of Registrars 






313 


Highway Surveyor 






10,569 


Moderator 






150 


Treasurer - Collector 






12,812 


Board of Selectmen 








Chairman 






1,100 


Member 






1,000 


Board of Assessors 








Chairman 






1,300 


Member 






1,200 



and that the sum $37,249.00 be and hereby is raised and appropriated by 
taxation to pay increases set forth in the amended schedule for the ensuing 
fiscal period and this amount is to be credited to the salary and wage appropria- 
tion accounts affected in accordance with the attached schedule. 



Folio Department 

2 Selectmen 

3 Town Accountant 

4 Treasurer - Collector 
6 Assessors 

9 Town Clerk 

10 Elections & Registrations 



673.00 
2,259.00 
1,039.00 
570.00 
688.00 
238.00 



32 



11 


Town Hall 


13 


Fire Department 


15 


Wire Department 


17 


Building Inspector 


18 


Tree & Park Department 


20 


Board of Health 


23 


Refuse & Garbage Disposal 


24 


Sewer Department 


25 


Highways 


29 


Harbor 


24 


Libraries 


46 


Water Department 


47 


Cemeteries 


ARTICLE 6 



517.00 
7,510.00 
1,569.00 
5,613.00 
2,124.00 

643.00 

901.00 
1,041.00 
3,080.00 

671.00 
2,559.00 
5,075.00 

479.00 



TOTAL $37,249.00 



VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the report and recommendations of 
the Personnel Committee be and hereby is accepted and the following salary 
schedule for the Town Elected Officials be and hereby is adopted, accepted and 
substituted for the schedule heretofore adopted: 

SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 

(For Information Only - Not Subject to Compensation Plan) 



JOB TITLE 


ANNUAL RATES 


July 1, 1974 to 






June 30, 1975 


Town Clerk 




$ 2,880.00 


Clerk, Board of Registrars 




313.00 


Highway Surveyor 




10,569.00 


Moderator 




150.00 


Treasurer - Collector 




12,812.00 


Board of Selectmen 






Chairman 




1,100.00 


Member 




1,000.00 


Board of Assessors 






Chairman 




1,300.00 


Member 




1,200.00 



and that the sum of $1,385.00 be and hereby is raised and appropriated by 
taxation to pay for increases of salaries of Town Elected Officials as set forth 
in the substituted schedules for the ensuing fiscal period and this amount is to 
be credited to the salary appropriation accounts affected in accordance with 
the attached schedule. 

Folio Department Elected Officials 

4 Treasurer-Collector 668.00 

9 Town Clerk 150.00 

10 Elections & Registrations 16.00 



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25 Highways 551.00 

TOTAL $ 1,385.00 

ARTICLE 7 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to repeal Section 23 
of the Personnel Classification and Compensation Plan By-Law as amended and 
inserting a new Section 23 to read as follows: 

A. No premium payment will be made for work performed outside the 
regular work schedule except that straight time pay for such hours will 
be allowed, less any court fees collected. It is the responsibility of the 
Department Head to limit the work performed outside of the normal 
hours to that of an emergency, nondeferrable nature. 

B. No overtime will be paid any Department Head, Professional Employee , 
Custodian, or other Town Employee, except by agreement when hired 
for special situations. 

C. Notwithstanding the provisions of A. and B., employees classified in 
pay scale groups contained in Schedules 4 and 5 and Wire Department 
position SIO and S6 classification shall be entitled to a premium payment 
equal to one-half the applicable straight time pay for the particular em- 
ployees pay scale group for hours worked in excess of 40 hours each 
work week, except foreman of Highway Department who will be paid 
the overtime premium for hours worked in excess of 53 hours per work 
week. 

ARTICLE 8 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

ARTICLE 9 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote, that the Town vote to amend the 
Town By-Laws by inserting in Article 5, after Section 7 thereof, a new section 
entitled Section 8, which shall read as follows: 

'The Town Clerk shall pay all fees received by him by virtue of his office into 
the Town Treasury." 

ARTICLE 10 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to amend its By- 
Laws by repealing Article 6 thereof. 

ARTICLE 1 1 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to amend its 

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By-Laws by striking out Article 7 thereof as it now appears and inserting and 
substituting in place thereof the following: 

ARTICLE 7 
Treasurer-Collector 
SECTION 1. The Treasurer-Collector shall have custody of all notes and bonds, 
as well as temporary custody of bills, vouchers, and payrolls, for his payments. 
Upon payment, paid vouchers, biUs and payrolls shall be placed and filed in the 
custody of the Town Accountant. 

SECTION 2. The Treasurer-Collector shall pay all fees received by him by 
virtue of his office into the Town Treasury. 

ARTICLE 12 

VOTED by a voice vote that the Town vote to increase the Town Clerk's 
salary by $1500.00, and that the sum of $1,500.00 be raised and appropriated 
by taxation and that this amount be credited to the salary appropriations 
account Folio 9, Town Clerk, Salary and Wages. 

ARTICLE 13 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to increase the 
Treasurer-Collector's salary by $1,500.00 and that the sum of $1,500.00 be 
raised and appropriated by taxation and that this amount be credited to the 
salary appropriations account Foho 4, Treasurer-Collector, Salaries and Wages. 

At 1:15 P.M. the meeting was adjourned for lunch recess. 

At 2:20 P.M. the meeting was called to order by the Moderator. 

ARTICLE 14 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town appropriate from 
Overlay Surplus the sum of $3,770.69 and from Surplus Revenue (Free Cash) 
the sum of $46,229.31 for the purpose of a Reserve Fund, for the ensuing 
fiscal year. 

ARTICLE 15 

VOTED by a voice vote that the Town raise and appropriate by taxation the 
sum of $7,000.00 to be used in conjunction with and in addition to any funds 
allotted by the Commonwealth and/or County for the construction, reconstruc- 
tion and improvement of Jerusalem Road and Nichols Road. 

ARTICLE 16 

VOTED by a voice vote that the Board of Selectmen be and hereby is 
authorized to accept and enter into a contract for the expenditure of any funds 
allotted or to be allotted by the Commonwealth and/or County for the construc- 
tion, reconstruction and improvement of Town Roads and to appropriate the 



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sum of $19,400.00 received in 1973 for the construction, reconstruction and 
improvement of Town Roads. 

ARTICLE 17 

MOVED: That the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $15,000.00 
by taxation to perform drainage work on Atlantic Avenue. 

The Moderator called for a yes and no vote but the vote was in doubt so a 
hand vote was held. The motion was defeated, 140 no, to 100 yes. 

ARTICLE 18 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to instruct the 
Highway Surveyor to restore the discharge capacity of the culvert located on 
South Main Street between numbers 347 and 353 on the easterly side, to the 
cubic feet of water per second accomodated by said culvert prior to the construc- 
tion of a sidewalk on the easterly side of that location, as authorized at the 
Town Meeting on March 3, 1973 and if any funds are required to correct same 
then the Highway Surveyor is instructed to use the funds contained in special 
article number 36 voted March 6, 1973 there being an unexpended balance in 
that appropriation. 

ARTICLE 19 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

ARTICLE 20 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the sum of $2500.00 be and here- 
by is raised and appropriated by taxation to repair the concrete guard rails of 
the Mill River Bridge. 

ARTICLE 21 

VOTED by a voice vote that the sum of $1 1 ,200.00 be and hereby is raised 
and appropriated by taxation for the purpose of making repairs to the sanitary 
system serving the dwelling house on government island, and for the construction 
of a parking lot in the location Southerly of the existing parking lot turn around 
near the Easterly side of the Island, together with suitable access road from the 
Mill Bridge entrance and that the Government Island Committee be and hereby 
is authorized to make such contracts and to execute on behalf of the Town all 
necessary documents on instruments and do such other acts as it shall deem 
necessary or advisable in carrying out the foregoing purposes. 

ARTICLE 22 

VOTED by a voice vote that the Town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$2,500.00 by taxation to replace the fence bounding on the Cohasset Central 
Cemetery property and Joy Place. 



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ARTICLE 23 

VOTED by a voice vote that the Town vote to amend the Town By-Laws by 
striking the figure $100.00 in line 4 of Article 4, Selectmen Sec. 3. and sub- 
stituting therefore the figure $1,000.00 so that Sec. 3 shall read as follows: 

Sec. 3. The Selectmen shall have the right to sell any tangible personal 
property of the Town after same has been properly appraised by a competent 
person. If the appraisal of any such property exceeds the amount of $1 ,000 the 
property shall be sold at public auction. All moneys realized from any or all 
sales shall be turned over to the Town Treasurer. 

ARTICLE 24 

VOTED by a voice vote that the Town vote to amend the Town By-Laws by 
striking the figure $600. in line 10 of Article 4, Selectmen Sec. 2 and inserting 
in place thereof the figure $2,500. so that Article 4, Selectmen Sec. 2 shall read 
as follows: 

Sec. 2. The Selectmen may appear, either personally or by Town Counsel or 
by Special Counsel duly employed by them before any Court, Committee of the 
Legislature, or any Federal, State, or County Board of Commissioners, or other 
tribunal to protect the interests of the Town, but they are not authorized hereby 
to commit the Town to any course of action. They shall have authority as agents 
to institute, prosecute and defend suits and claims against or involving the in- 
terests of the Town, and to settle same where the settlement does not exceed 
$2500. when, in their judgment upon advice of counsel, such settlement is for 
the best interests of the Town. 

ARTICLE 25 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from 
time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning 
July 1, 1974, in accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, 
Section 4, and to issue a note or notes therefore, payable within one year, and 
to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year 
in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 

ARTICLE 26 

VOTED by a voice vote that Mass. General Laws Ter. Ed. Chapter 40, as 
amended. Section 42G, 42H, and 421 be accepted. 

ARTICLE 27 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 



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ARTICLE 28 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to appropriate from 
the Water Department available surplus, the sum of $20,000.00 and transfer same 
to the Town of Cohasset surplus revenue account. Said sum represents partial 
payment to reimburse the Town for funds in the amount of $21,943.00 thereto- 
fore provided on account of the Water Department. 

ARTICLE 29 

MOTION under this article was discussed at this time. A hand vote was taken 
and the article was defeated, Yes, 119; No, 88. A two thirds vote was not re- 
ceived. 

ARTICLE 30 

VOTED by a hand vote Yes, 137 to No, 84 to postpone action under article 
30 until the adjourned Town Meeting on Monday night. 

At this time Mr. Roger Coulter served notice on the meeting that he will move 
for reconsideration of Article 29 at an adjourned meeting. 

ARTICLE 31 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $ 1 ,600.00 by taxation for the purpose of maintaining during 
the ensuing year, the mosquito control works and improvements of low lands 
and swamps as estimated and certified to by the State Reclamation Board in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of Chapter 112, Acts of 1931. 

ARTICLE 32 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town, acting under the juris- 
diction and provisions of Chapter 252 of the General Laws, vote to join in the 
South Shore Mosquito Control Project in conjunction with the City of Quincy, 
and other Towns joining therein and the sum of $6,200.00 be and hereby is 
raised and appropriated by taxation for the purpose of paying Cohasset's share 
thereof, the same to be paid to the Massachusetts Reclamation Board. 

ARTICLE 33 

VOTED by a voice vote that the Town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$1,845.00 by taxation to be used with the balance of prior appropriation for its 
proportion of the cost for the control of insect, vegetable and animal life in 
Straits Pond for fiscal year 1974 and 1975 as advised by the State Reclamation 
Board as provided by Chapter 557 of the acts of 1955 as amended. 

ARTICLE 34 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

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ARTICLE 35 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town raise and appropriate 
$2,500 by taxation for the purpose of hiring Hbrary, architectural or engineering 
consultants to evaluate the space needs of the Cohasset Free Public Library and 
to recommend solutions. 

At 5: 10 P.M. it was voted unanimously that this meeting be adjourned until 
Monday, May 6, 1974 at 7:30 P.M. in this auditorium. 

MONDAY, MAY 6, 1974 

Checkers previously appointed by the Selectmen and sworn in by the Town 
Clerk reported for work at 6:45 P.M. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 8:08 P.M. The number of voters 
present as checked on the incoming voting lists was 373. 

Mr. Coulter moved for reconsideration of Article 29 in the Warrant. 

VOTED by a voice vote to reconsider Article 29. 

ARTICLE 29 

VOTED by a hand vote, yes, 284 to no, 13, that the Town vote to amend the 
vote taken under Article 23 of the Annual Town Meeting held on March 6, 1973, 
by deleting the works "and further subject to the approval of all State and 
Federal Agencies that there will be no requirement for the construction of a 
submarine outfall to transport the treated waste matter to and beyond Cohasset 
Harbor", so that the vote will read as follows: "that the sum of $265,000.00 be 
and hereby is raised and appropriated for working plans and specifications for a 
system of main drains and for common sewers, interceptor sewers, street service 
connections, other connections, and other works including but not restricted to 
the modification of or increase in the capacity of the sewage treatment plant as 
may be required to extend the existing system of sewerage, drainage, and sewage 
disposal in and to each or any of the following described areas: 

a. Parts of Pond Street, parts of.Bancroft Road, parts of Chief Justice Cushing 
Highway, Buttonwood Lane, part of Woodland Drive, Holly Lane, Virginia Lane, 
Clay Spring Road, Bayberry Road, Tupelo Road, Arrowwood Road, Evergreen 
Lane, parts of Old Pasture Road and parts of Reservoir Road. 

b. Parts of Reservoir Road, parts of Old Pasture Road, Pleasant Street, 
Pleasant Lane, Cushing Road, James Lane, Smith Place, Parts of Spring Street, 
Oak Street, Ash Street, Hill Street, Short Street, Norfolk Road, parts of Bancroft 
Road, and parts of Sohier Street. 

c. Chief Justice Cushing Highway from the Cohasset / Scituate line to Beech- 
wood Street, parts of Beechwood Street, and Todd Road, and to meet said ap- 
propriation, the Treasurer-Collector with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, 



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be and is hereby authorized to borrow $240,500.00 under the General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 7, clause 22, and the balance of $24,500.00 be and hereby 
is raised by taxation; that the Sewer Commissioners be and hereby are authorized 
to make such contracts and execute on behalf of the Town all necessary docu- 
ments as they shall deem necessary or advisable in carrying out the foregoing 
purposes; that expenditure of said funds is subject to the Sewer Commissioners 
receiving regulatory approval of its engineering study as authorized under Article 
23 at the Annual Town Meeting held on Tuesday, March 7, 1972. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that Article 30 Motion be brought 
before the meeting. 

ARTICLE 30 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $20,000.00 by taxation for the conduct of an estuarine study 
of Cohasset Harbor to determine if a need exists for the construction of a sub- 
marine outfall to transport treated waste water anticipated from additional ex- 
pansion of the Town's sewerage system beyond Cohasset Harbor. 

ARTICLE 36 

VOTED by a voice vote that the Town vote to raise and appropriate 
$3,000.00 by taxation to appraise, for insurance purposes, all Town buildings. 

ARTICLE 37 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town assume liability in the 
manner provided by Section 29 of Chapter 91 of the General Laws, as most re- 
cently amended by Chapter 5, Acts of 1955, for all damages that may be incur- 
red by work to be performed by the Department of Public Works of Massachu- 
setts for the improvement, development, maintenance and protection of tidal 
and non-tidal rivers and streams, harbors, tidewaters, and foreshores and shores 
along a public beach, including the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers, in ac- 
cordance with Section II of Chapter 91 of the General Laws, and authorize the 
Selectmen to execute and deliver a bond of indemnity theretofore to the 
Commonwealth. 

ARTICLE 38 

VOTED by a voice vote that the sum of $ 1 ,830 be raised and appropriated by 
taxation for use of the Council of Aging of the Town of Cohasset for the pur- 
pose of establishing a program of transportation for the residents of Cohasset 
over 60 years of age. 

ARTICLE 39 

VOTED by a hand vote yes, 300, to no, 17, that the sum of $25,000.00 be 
and hereby is raised and appropriated by taxation to enlarge the disposal area for 
the Town and for the purchase of, including all other related expenses, or to take 



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by eminent domain or otherwise acquire the fee or lesser interest in a certain 
parcel of land in Cohasset containing about twenty-three (23) acres and thirty- 
eight (38) rods, bounded: 

Northerly — by land now or formerly of Ephraim Lincoln; 

Easterly — by land now or formerly of Peter Spargue; 

Southerly — by land now or formerly of Levi L. Warrick and 

Westerly — by the highway and by land now or formerly of one Wheelwright, 
or however otherwise the same may be bounded, the above parcel being the same 
premises described in a deed from William Wragg, Deputy Sheriff, with Clarence 
W. Barron, dated August 27, 1923 and recorded with said Deeds, Book 1569, 
Page 386. 

Said parcel is on the Assessors Plans 5 and 6 which plans are on file with the 
office of the Town Clerk and to make such contracts and to execute on behalf 
of the Town all necessary documents or instruments and employ such engineers, 
legal counsel or other agents and do such other acts as they shall deem necessary 
or advisable in carrying out the foregoing purposes. 

It was noted that the members of the Williams Brothers present were recorded 
in opposition of this motion. 

RESOLUTION BY DAVID TRAINOR 

Be it resolved by the voters of the Town of Cohasset at their 1974 Annual 
Town Meeting to go on record as favoring adoption of a By-Law to estabUsh an 
annual parking permit fee of S50.00 or a daily fee of $2.00 to be charged to 
non-residents for use of the Government Island parking facilities. 

Resolution defeated by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 40 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

ARTICLE 41 

VOTED by a hand vote yes, 195, to no, 138, that the Town vote to amend 
the Town By-Laws by adding to Article 16, Police Regulations, the following 
section, Sec. 28.: 

Sect. 28. No person shall drink alcoholic beverages, as defined in Chapter 138, 
Section 1 , of the General Laws, while on, in, or upon any public way or upon 
any way to which the public has the right of access, or any place to which 
members of the public have access as invitees or licensees, park or playgound, 
or private land or place without the consent of the owner or person in control 
thereof. No person shall consume or have in his possession on any beach under 
the care and control of the Town or on any beach within the limits of the 
Town to which the public have a right of access with the intention to consume 
thereon any alcoholic beverage. All alcoholic beverages being used in violation 

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of this By-Law shall be siezed and safely held until final adjudication of the 
charge against the person arrested or summoned before the court, at which 
time they shall be returned to the person entitled to lawful possession. Any 
person upon conviction under the By-Law shall be fined a sum not exceeding 
Fifty ($50.00) Dollars for each offense. 

ARTICLE 42 

VOTED by a voice vote that the Town accept Section 22D of Chapter 40, 
as amended by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts per- 
taining to the Board of Selectmen estabhshing rules and regulations authorizing 
certain officers of the Police Department to remove any vehicle parked or 
standing on any part of any way under the control of the Town in such a 
manner as to impede the removal of snow or ice, or in violation of any rules or 
regulations prohibiting the parking and standing of all vehicles, making the 
owner of such vehicle liable for the removal or storage of such vehicle. 

ARTICLE 43 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town authorize the Selectmen 
on behalf of the Town, in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 
4A, to enter into an agreement with the Towns of Hingham and Hull for the 
purpose of jointly contracting, and to enter into a joint contract for, a public 
works project to clean, repair, and/or rebuild the Straits Pond bridge or culvert 
at West Corner, so-called, at the junction of Nantasket Avenue, Hull, Hull Street 
Cohasset, and Rockland Street, Hingham, and to execute and deliver and take 
delivery of any other documents in their opinion necessary or proper for that 
purpose, said agreement and contract and other documents to be in such forms 
and to contain such terms and conditions as the Selectmen deem proper, and 
that the sum of $3,000. be appropriated from Surplus Revenue Free Cash to 
effectuate the above and that the reimbursement when received be credited to 
Surplus Revenue. 

ARTICLE 44 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

ARTICLE 45 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

ARTICLE 46 

VOTED by a hand vote, yes, 242 to no, 26, that the Town vote to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to convey for $1.00 to George H. Mealy Post No. 1 18 
of the American Legion, Inc., a certain parcel of land bounded and described as 
follows: 



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Southerly by Summer Street 

Westerly by land now or formerly of heirs of J. D. Lawrence, Deceased 

Northerly by land now or formerly of Michael Sweeney and land of Catherine 

Gardiner 
Easterly by said Elm Street and land now or formerly of Catherine Gardiner, 
Being the same premises conveyed to said Joseph N. Wilcutt by Eugene A. 
Fairfield, et al. Trustees, by deed dated September 6, 1912, recorded 
1225-446 and deed of Hattie B. Dudley dated July 31, 1912, recorded 
1225-446 and two undivided parcels of which were conveyed by said 
Willcutt to said Bartow & Cousens by deed dated February 1913, recorded 
1240-594. 
Said property shall revert to the Town in the event that said Legion dis- 
continues to use said property for the social and present business purposes 
directly in furtherance of the goals of the American Legion. Said property shall 
not be used for any other business undertakings or for any use customarily 
carried on as a business. 

ARTICLE 47 

MOVED that the Town vote to instruct the Board of Selectmen to include 
in the warrant for the next Annual Town Meeting for submission to the voters 
the following question to be placed on the official ballot - - "Shall the Town 
vote to have its Selectmen appoint a full-time Superintendent of Streets"? 

MOTION defeated by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 48 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the sum of $17,844 be and hereby 
is raised by taxation and appropriated for the use of the South Shore Regional 
School District for the ensuing fiscal year to pay Cohasset's share of the assess- 
ment for the South Shore Regional School District. 

ARTICLE 49 

VOTED by a hand vote yes, 130, to no, 126 that the Town vote to support 
legislation to provide that Town Meetings by 2/3's vote, may amend a school 
committee budget. 

ARTICLE 50 

VOTED by a voice vote that the Town vote to raise and appropriate $14,450. 
by taxation to study, investigate and take action to encourage the highest at- 
tainable level of mental health for all citizens of Cohasset and to utilize all pos- 
sible resources available to combat drug dependency. 

ARTICLE 51 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to raise and ap- 
propriate $500. by taxation to aid in celebrating the two hundredth anniversary 



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of the United States, said sum to be expended under the direction of a Bi- 
centennial Commission. 

ARTICLE 52 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town establish, under the 
provisions of General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8D, a historical commission of 
the Town of Cohasset for the purposes and with the rights and duties pro- 
vided by law, to be composed of five members, appointed by the Selectmen for 
terms of three years, except that initial appointment shall be one member for one 
year, one member for two years and one member for three years. 

ARTICLE 53 

VOTED by a voice vote that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Select- 
men to provide increased benefits (Master Medical) under the Blue Cross and 
Blue Shield medical program for all Town Employees. 

ARTICLE 54 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to convey for 
$1.00 to the Trustees of the Cohasset Swimming and Recreation Trust a certain 
strip of land delineated on a sketch plan on file at the Town Clerk's office en- 
titled "Access way - Cohasset Swimming and Recreation Trust" dated March 27, 
1974, Hidell & Associates, to which plan reference is made for a more particular 
description. 

ARTICLE 55 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

ARTICLE 56 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

ARTICLE 57 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town vote to raise and ap- 
propriate a sum of $5,000 by taxation to commence a comprehensive study of 
the Cohasset Coastal Zone, in order to establish land use and zoning guide lines 
for coastal development. 

ARTICLE 58 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the Town raise and appropriate by 
taxation the sum of $2,000.00 for the purpose of engaging professional consul- 
tants to assist the Capital Budget Committee in making a survey of the adequacy 



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of the Town's Fire Protection Service and that the Capital Budget Committee 
report its findings and recommendations to the Selectmen not later than 90 
days before the 1975 Annual Town Meeting. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote at 1 1 :20 P.M. that the meeting be 
adjourned until Saturday, May 11, 1974 at the Town Hall for the election of 
Town Officials and to vote on the one question on the ballot. 

CHARLES A. MARKS, Town Clerk 



TOWN ELECTION OF MAY 11, 1974 

At 6:00 P.M. a motion was made, seconded and voted that the polls be closed. 
The total ballot count on Ballot Box #1 1347. The total ballot count on Ballot 
Box #2 1331, precincts 1 and 2 total cast 2678. 

Precinct #1 ballot box registered 1347 and 3 spoiled ballots precinct 1. The 
ballot check list at entrance had 1347 names checked and the ballot box check 
Ust at exit had 1347 names checked. The Election Officers counted all ballots 
cast and there were 1288 regular ballots cast, 59 ballots were absentee ballots 
cast making a total of 1347 ballots cast. 

Precinct #2 ballot box registered 1331 and 1 spoiled ballot, Precinct 2 ballot 
check list at entrance had 1331 names checked and the ballot box check list at 
exit had 1331 names checked. The Election Officers counted all ballots cast and 
there were 1273 regular ballots cast and 58 ballots were absentee ballots cast 
making a total of 1331 ballots cast. 

NAMES Prec. #1 Prec. #2 Total 

SELECTMAN FOR THREE YEARS 



Henry W. Ainslie, Jr. 


723 


824 


1547 


Chester A. Ellis, Jr. 


568 


426 


994 


Blanks 


56 


81 


137 


ASSESSOR FOR THREE YEARS 








F. AUen Weisenfluh 


1034 


907 


1971 


Blanks 


313 


424 


737 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR THREE YEARS 






Robert D. Canty 


623 


370 


993 


Anne W. Baird 


658 


359 


1017 


Josephine C. Mahoney 


593 


824 


1417 


Richard J. Silvia 


651 


916 


1567 


Blanks 


169 


193 


362 



TRUSTEES COHASSET FREE PUBLIC 

LIBRARY FOR THREE YEARS 

Emily B. Gleason 1063 929 1992 



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Barbara M. Power 
Arnold Paine 
Blanks 


1038 
972 
968 


889 

861 

1314 


1927 
1833 
2282 


BOARD OF HEALTH FOR THREE YEARS 

Stephen J. O'Connor 874 
Blanks 473 


1001 
330 


1875 
803 


WATER COMMISSIONER FOR THREE 
YEARS 

Alan S. Murphy, Jr. 
Blanks 


1058 
279 


978 
353 


2046 
632 


PLANNING BOARD FOR FIVE YEARS 

Martha K. Gjesteby 
Mark E. Goodrich 
Blanks 


477 
644 
226 


415 
664 

252 


892 

1304 

478 


RECREATION COMMISSION FOR 
FIVE YEARS 

Henry Nolan Young 
Blanks 


1055 
292 


963 
368 


2018 
660 



RECREATION COMMISSION FOR 
FOUR YEARS 



Richard P. Barrow 


1081 


1022 


2103 


Blanks 


266 


309 


575 


HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR FIVE 








YEARS 








W. Chester Browne 


1013 


957 


1970 


Blanks 


334 


374 


708 


QUESTION NO. 1 








YES 


673 


488 


1161 


NO 


665 


818 


1483 


Blanks 


9 


25 


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The vote was declared at 9:20 P.M. a motion was made and seconded and so 
voted that this meeting be dissolved. 

CHARLES A. MARKS 

Town Clerk 



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STATE PRIMARY 
SEPTEMBER 10, 1974 

The polls were opened at 10:00 A.M. 

At 8:00 o'clock P.M. the polls were closed. 

The Warden in Precinct #1 declared that there were 746 names checked on 
the ballot check Ust and 746 names checked on the ballot box check Ust. There 
were spoiled Democratic ballots and 1 spoiled Republican ballot. 

There were 331 Democratic ballots cast and 1204 unused Democratic ballots. 

There were 416 Republican ballots cast and 1227 unused RepubUcan ballots. 

There were 3 Democratic absentee ballots cast and 7 RepubUcan Absentee 
ballots cast. 

The Warden in Precinct #2 declared that there were 581 names checked on 
the ballot check Hst and 581 names on the ballot box check Ust. There were 
spoiled Democratic and 1 spoiled RepubUcan ballot. There were 346 Democratic 
ballots cast and 1047 unused Democratic ballots. 

There were 235 RepubUcan ballots cast and 1366 unused RepubUcan baUots. 

There were 2 Democratic absentee baUots cast and 3 Republican absentee 
ballots cast. 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY 

Six hundred and seventy seven ballots cast 





GOVERNOR 








Prec. #1 


Prec. #2 


Total 


Michael Dukakis 


216 


223 


439 


Robert H. Quinn 


101 


118 


219 


Blanks 


14 


5 


19 




LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 




Eva B.Hester 


47 


48 


95 


Christopher A. lannella 


92 


86 


178 


John Pierce Lynch 


10 


22 


32 


Thomas P. O'NeiU III 


124 


106 


230 


Thomas Martin SulUvan 


24 


42 


66 


Blanks 


34 
ATTORNEY GENERAL 


42 


76 


Francis X. BeUotti 


103 


106 


209 


Barry T. Hannon 


35 


55 


90 



47 



Prec. #1 Prec. #2 Total 



Edward F. Harrington 
Edward M. O'Brien 
S. Lester Ralph 
George L. Sacco 
Blanks 


58 
3 
57 
60 
15 

SECRETARY 


60 

3 

56 

52 
14 


118 

6 

113 

112 

29 


John F. X. Davoren 

PaulH.Guzzi 

Blanks 


81 

224 
26 

TREASURER 


78 

240 

28 


159 

464 

54 


Robert Q. Crane 
Charles Mark Furcolo 
Muriel Ballantine 
Blanks 


141 

149 



41 

AUDITOR 


148 

167 

1 

30 


289 
316 

1 
71 


Thaddeus Baczko 
Blanks 


231 
100 

CONGRESSMAN 


249 
97 


480 
197 


Gerry E. Studds 
Blanks 


276 
55 

COUNCILLOR 


295 
51 


571 
106 


Patrick J. McDonough 
Charles E. Carroll 
John A. Hart 
Edward W. Ownes, Jr. 
Blanks 


85 
26 
17 
116 
87 

SENATOR 


73 
49 
22 
126 
76 


158 

75 

39 

242 

163 


Allan R. McKinnon 
Blanks 


236 
95 


255 
91 


491 
186 


REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 




John A. Mullaney 
Michael E. Savage 
Blanks 


53 

243 
35 


64 

251 

31 


117 

494 

66 



48 



Prec. #1 Prec. #2 Total 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY 



George G. Burke 
Blanks 


219 235 
112 111 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER 


454 
223 


Thomas K. McManus 
James J. Haggie, Jr. 
Blanks 


128 170 

97 87 

106 89 

SHERIFF 


298 
184 
195 


Paul E. Barry 
Alan J. Boyd 
John H. Brownell 
CUfford H. Marshall 
George B. McDonald 
Blanks 


47 41 
29 39 
56 70 
43 62 
46 46 
110 88 

REPUBLICAN PARTY 

Six hundred and fifty one ballots cast 

GOVERNOR 


88 

68 

126 

105 

92 

198 


Francis W. Sargent 
Carroll P. Sheehan 
Blanks 


268 126 

140 102 

8 7 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 


394 

242 

15 


Donald R. Dwight 
Blanks 


356 176 
60 59 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 


532 
119 


Charles C. Cabot, Jr. 
William I. Cowin 
Josiah A. Spaulding 
Blanks 


167 78 
91 54 

148 86 
10 17 

SECRETARY 


245 

145 

234 

27 


John M. Quinlan 
Blanks 


339 165 
77 70 


504 
147 



49 





Prec. #1 


Prec. #2 


Tot£ 




TREASURER 






Muriel Ballantine 
Blanks 


157 
259 

AUDITOR 


72 
163 


229 

422 


Muriel Ballantine 
Edward E. Tower 
Blanks 


1 



415 

CONGRESSMAN 




1 
234 


1 

1 

649 


J. Alan MacKay 
Blanks 


328 
88 

COUNCILLOR 


169 
66 


497 
154 


Blanks 


416 
SENATOR 


235 


651 


William D. Weeks 
Blanks 



416 


3 

232 


3 
648 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 



George C. Young 
Blanks 


348 
68 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY 


180 
55 


528 
123 


James DeGiacomo 
Blanks 


1 
415 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER 




235 


1 
650 


John G. Winter, Jr. 
Blanks 


1 
415 

SHERIFF 




235 


1 
650 


Charles W. Hedges 
Blanks 


298 
118 


153 
82 


451 
200 



At 10:40 P.M. September 10, 1974, a motion was made, seconded, and so 
voted that this meeting be dissolved. 



ATTEST: 



CHARLES A. MARKS 
Town Clerk of Cohasset 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

October 21, 1974 

At the Special Town Meeting held at the Cohasset High School Auditorium 
at 8:00 P.M., October 21, 1974, the following Articles were contained in the 
Warrant and acted upon as recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen and sworn in 
by Town Clerk Charles A. Marks at 7:00 P.M. were Mary N. Grassie, Barbara 
Williams, Margaret C. Hernan, Frances R. Antoine, Mary E. Brennock, Joan M. 
St. John, and Frances L. Marks. 

Tellers appointed by the Moderator and sworn in by the Town Clerk at 
7:15 P.M. were Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Edward E. Tower, Robert S. Pape, and 
Bernard H. Mulcahy. 

The number of voters present as checked on the incoming voting Usts was 
308. 

The meeting was called to order at 8:20 P.M. by Moderator David E. Place 
and the Town Clerk proceeded to read the call of the meeting. 

The invocation was given by Rev. Edward T. Atkinson. 

ARTICLE 1 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote, that the sum of $6,400.00 be and 
hereby is appropriated from Surplus Revenue (Free Cash) for the purpose of 
paying for the increased cost of street lighting in accordance with the new rates 
set by the Brockton Edison Company and approved by the Massachusetts De- 
partment of PubHc Utilities, this sum is to be credited to Folio No. 27, Street 
Lighting. 

ARTICLE 2 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote, that the sum of $20,139.59 be and 
hereby is appropriated from Sewer Construction Project II (Bond Issue) and 
the same is transferred to be used as available funds, thereby reducing the 
amount of borrowing by that amount voted under Article 23 of the Annual 
Town Meeting held on March 6, 1973 and Article 29 of the Annual Town 
Meeting of May 4, 1974. 

ARTICLE 3 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the sum of $1,943.00 be and 
hereby is appropriated from the Water Department available surplus, and same 
is transferred to Town of Cohasset Surplus Revenue Account. 

ARTICLE 4 

VOTED by a voice vote that the sum of $30,500.00 be and hereby is appro- 

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priated for the purchase of an Accounting Machine Mini Computer and for the 
necessary forms and software appHcations and housing costs for same, and to 
meet said Dept. Capital Outlay, Folio 46B and $26,900.00 be and hereby is 
appropriated from Surplus Revenue (Free Cash). 

ARTICLE 5 

VOTED by a voice vote that the sum of $ 1 1 ,000.00 be and hereby is appro- 
priated from Surplus Revenue (Free Cash) to purchase a tractor with trade in 
of existing tractor with attachments for plowing sidewalks. 

ARTICLE 6 

VOTED by a voice vote that the sum of $8,234.15 be and hereby is appro- 
priated from Surplus. Re venue (Free Cash) to settle the claim of Cohasset Es- 
tates, Inc. for land taken by eminent domain for school purposes according to 
the vote of Article 7 of the Special Town Meeting held December 3, 1969. 

ARTICLE 7 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the sum of $4,000.00 be and 
hereby is appropriated from Surplus Revenue (Free Cash) for the repair of the 
floor of the North Cohasset Fire Station and for repairs to the interior of the 
Beechwood Fire Station. 

ARTICLE 8 

VOTED by a Secret Ballot YES 164 to NO 138 that the Town act upon the 
report and recommendations of the Personnel Committee and that the Person- 
nel Classification By-Law the following Schedule for the Schedule heretofore 
adopted pertaining to the employees of the Police Department shown in Salary 
Schedule No. 2, July 1, 1974 to June 30, 1975 in accordance with a Collective 
Bargaining Agreement retroactive to July 1, 1974 and that the sum of $23,216.00 
be and hereby is appropriated from Surplus Revenue (Free Cash) which sum is 
to be credited to Folio 12, Police Department Salaries and Wages. 

Pay Group Min. Rate 1st Step 2nd Step Max Rate 

PS9 

Under 10 yrs 9,984. Annual 10,226. Annual 10,479 Annual 10,709 Annu 

PS9 

Over 10 yrs. 10,759 " 

PSll 

Under 10 yrs. 11,909 

PSll 

Over 10 yrs. 11,959 

PS12 

Under 10 yrs 13,109 

PS12 



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OverlOyrs. 13,159 

PS15 * 19,366 

ARTICLE 9 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the sum of $800.00 be and hereby 
is appropriated from Surplus Revenue (Free Cash), which sum represents the 
amount of money required to pay for the increase for uniform allowance in 
accordance with the Cohasset Police Association Collective Bargaining Agree- • 
ment retroactive in July 1, 1974. 

ARTICLE 10 

VOTED by a voice vote that the sum of $9,674.00 be and hereby is appro- 
priated from Surplus Revenue (Free Cash) and $2,538.00 from Water Dept. 
Estimated Receipts so that the Personnel Classification By-Law Schedule is 
amended by substituting and inserting the following schedules to include a 3% 
Cost of Living increase retroactive to July 1, 1974, said increase to be based on 
the Classification Schedules effective as of January 1, 1974 and is to cover all 
Town employees except those filled by General Election, those under the con- 
trol of the School Committee, and those covered by departmental contract and 
that these amounts are to be credited to the Salary and Wage Appropriation 
Accounts affected in accordance with the following Schedule: 



Folio Department 



2 


Selectmen's Office : 


3 


Town Accountant's Office 


4 


Treasurer-Collector's Office 


6 


Assessors' Office 


9 


Town Clerk's Office 


10 
11 


Election and Registrations 
Town Hall 


15 
17 
18 


Wire Dept. 
Building Inspector 
Tree & Park 


20 


Board of Health 


23 
24 
25 
29 


Refuse & Garbage Disposal 

Sewer Dept. 

Highway 

Harbor 


34 


Libraries 


46 


Water 


47 


Cemetery 



$ 197. 

744. 

401 

311. 

197. 

139. 

282. 

856. 

274 
1,159. 

351. 

492. 

568. 
1,680. 

366. 
1,396. 
2,538. 

261. 

$12,212. 



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SALARY SCHEDULE 



SCHEDULE NO 


. 1 


HOURLY 


July 


1, 1974 to 








June 30, 1975 


Pay Group 


Min. Rate 


1st Step 


2nd Step 


Max. Rate 


SI 


2.85 


2.94 


3.05 


3.12 


S2 


2.94 


3.05 


3.12 


3.32 


S3 


3.04 


3.12 


3.32 


3.52 


S4 


3.12 


3.32 


3.52 


3.71 


S5 


3.32 


3.52 


3.70 


3.88 


S6 


3.52 


3.71 


3.88 


4.09 


S7 


3.71 


3.88 

ANNUAL 


4.09 


4.30 


S8 


8,772 


9,101 


9,400 


9,714 


S9 


9,351 


9,624 


9,895 


10,169 


SIO 


9,887 


10,186 


10,487 


10,786 


Sll 


10,305 


10,620 


10,940 


11,258 


S12 


10,949 


11,293 


11,638 


11,984 


S13 


11,258 


11,620 


11,983 


12,373 


S14 


11,930 


11,421 


12,913 


13,399 


S15 


12,354 


12,841 


13,334 


13,825 


S16 


14,282 


14,837 


15,414 


16,016 


SCHEDULE NO. 


,3 


ANNUAL 


July 


1,1974 to 








June 30, 1975 


Pay Group 


Min. Rate 


1st Step 


2nd Step 


Max. Rate 


FS9 


9,504 


9,740 


9,987 


10,211 


FSIO 








10,919 


FSU 


10,239 


10,602 


10,874 


11,149 


FS12 


11,293 


11,463 


11,777 


12,088 


FS15 








18,380 


FS12.1 


11,896 


12,075 


12,406 


12,734 


SCHEDULE NO. 4 


HOURLY 


July 


1,1974 to 








June 30, 1975 


Pay Group 


Min. Rate 


1st Step 


2nd Step 


Max. Rate 


Wl 


3.22 


3.32 


3.46 


3.56 


W2 


3.43 


3.54 


3.66 


3.78 


W3 


3.59 


3.71 


3.85 


3.97 


W4 


3.78 


3.88 


4.00 


4.13 


W5 


3.97 


4.08 


4.22 


4.32 


W6 


4.09 


4.24 


4.33 


4.48 


W7 


4.18 


4.29 


4.36 


4.54 


W8 


4.22 


4.32 


4.42 


4.58 



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W9 
WIO 

SCHEDULE NO. 5 



4.35 

4.55 



Pay Group 

WWl 
WW2 
WW3 



Min. Rate 

3.43 
4.09 

4.73 



SCHEDULE NO. 6 



4.49 
4.64 

HOURLY 



1st Step 

3.54 
4.24 
4.83 

ANNUAL 



4.56 4.72 

4.76 4.88 

July 1, 1974 to 
June 30, 1975 

2nd Step Max. Rate 



3.66 
4.33 
4.96 



Pay Min. 
Group Rate 



L14 



1st Step 2nd Step 3rd Step 4th Step 
11,325 11,791 12,258 12,719 13,398 



3.78 
4.48 
5.08 

July 1,1974 to 
June 30, 1975 

Max. 
Rate 



SCHEDULE NO. 7 



PART TIME POSITIONS 



Caretaker of Perkins Cemetery and Beechwood Cemetery 

Inspector of Slaughtering and Animals 

Veteran's Agent 

Clerk Veteran's Agent 

Assistant Harbor Master (2) 

Member, Board of Registrars 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Constable - Per Notice 

Intermittent Patrolman - Per Hour 

Election Officers - Per Hour 

Election Clerk - Per Hour 

Election Warden - Per Hour 

Casual Labor - Per Hour 

Grave Digger - Per Grave 

Director of Civil Defense 

Detective Duty Patrolman - Per Week 

Intermittent Firefighter - Per Week 

Superintendent Sewer Dept. - Annually 

Shellfish Constable 

Pages (Library) Per Hour 

Custodian (Library) Per Hour 

ARTICLE 11. 



13,883 

July 1,1974 to 
June 30, 1975 

3.56 

277.00 

830.00 

830.00 

50.00 

278.00 

487.00 

15.00 

4.24 

3.07 

3.31 

3.61 

3.22 

45.00 

310.50 

10.76 

3.22 

1,345.00 

200.00 

2.00 

4.18 



VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 



55 



RESOLUTION on Article 1 1 unanimously by a voice vote. 
Be it Resolved: 

That the Town instruct the Board of Selectmen to petition the General 
Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for special Legislation Author- 
izing and empowering the duly elected board of Water Commissioners of the 
Town of Cohasset to act as the Board of Sewer Commissioners of said Town 
effective at the Annual Town Elections for the year 1975; and for the further 
authority; To allow the Town by vote at any annual Town Meeting after 1975 
to decide from time to time whether the Board of Water Commissioners shall 
act as the Board of Sewer Commissioner, or that the Town shall elect a Board 
of Sewer Commissioners. 

ARTICLE 12 

MOTION to indefinitely postponed 
VOTED by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 13 

VOTED no by a voice vote that the sum of $2,700.00 be and hereby is ap- 
propriated from Surplus Revenue (Free Cash) to paint the inside of the Cohasset 
Police Station. 

ARTICLE 14 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that this article be indefinitely post- 
poned. 

ARTICLE 15 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote that the sum of $1,338.00 be and 
hereby is transferred from the Water Department expenses (folio 46A) to Water 
Department Capital Outlay (folio 46B) for the purchase of hydraulic tools and 
equipment. 

At 1 1 :30 P.M. a motion was made, seconded and so voted that this meeting 
be dissolved. 

ATTEST: CHARLES A. MARKS, 

Town Clerk 

STATE ELECTION 

November 5, 1974 

The Warden in Precinct 1 received 2,825 ballots and the Warden in Precinct 2 
received 2,430 ballots from the Town Clerk plus 000 partial ballots in Precinct 1 
and 000 partial ballots in Precinct 2. Ballot box in Precinct 1 registered 000 and 
ballot box in Precinct 2 registered 000. 

The Polls were opened at 8:00 A.M. by the Town Clerk Charles A. Marks and 

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closed at 8:00 P.M. 

Ballot box in Precinct 1 registered 1670, Ballot box in Precinct 2 registered 
1431. Ballot box jammed 12 times. 

The Warden declared that there were 1506 regular ballots cast in Precinct 1 
and 1396 regular ballots cast in Precinct 2. There were Precinct 1, 64 absentee 
ballots cast, Precinct 2, 35 absentee ballots cast — Total 99 Absentee Ballots. 

There were 1604 names checked on the ballot check list for Precinct 1 
incoming and 1371 names checked for Precinct 2 incoming. 

There were 1604 names checked on the ballot box check list for Precinct 1 
outgoing and 1371 names checked on the ballot box check list for Precinct 2 
outgoing. 

The following vote was declared. 

Prec. #1 Prec. #2 Total 

GOVERNOR AND LT. GOVERNOR 



Sargent and Dwight 


1048 


774 


1822 


Dukakis and O'Neill 


563 


559 


1122 


Gurewitz and Bivins 


4 


12 


16 


Kahian and Greco 


37 


44 


81 


Blanks 


16 


17 


33 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 


ATTORNEY GENERAL 








Francis X. Bellotti 


447 


499 


946 


Josiah A. Spaulding 


1177 


864 


2041 


Jeanne Lafferty 


15 


22 


37 


Blanks 


29 


21 


50 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 


SECRETARY 








Paul H. Guzzi 


751 


761 


1512 


John M. Quinlan 


825 


599 


1424 


Blanks 


92 


46 


138 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 


TREASURER 








Robert Q. Crane 


1119 


1003 


2122 


Blanks 


549 


403 


952 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 


AUDITOR 








Thaddeus Buczko 


1155 


1026 


2181 


Blanks 


513 


380 


893 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 



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CONGRESSMAN 








Gerry S. Studds 


1054 


932 


1986 


J. Alan MacKay 


591 


447 


1038 


Blanks 


23 


27 


50 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 


COUNCILLOR 








Patrick J. McDonough 


517 


494 


1011 


James W. Hunt, Jr. 


890 


721 


1611 


Blanks 


261 


191 


452 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 


SENATOR 








Allan R. McKinnon 


1161 


1030 


2191 


William D. Weeks 




1 


1 


Blanks 


507 


375 


882 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 


REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 






George C. Young 


894 


656 


1550 


Michael E. Savage 


590 


565 


1155 


Frederick R. Koed 


140 


153 


293 


Blanks 


44 


32 


76 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 


DISTRICT ATTORNEY 








George G. Burke 


1118 


968 


2086 


Robert W. Tanday 


1 




1 


Blanks 


549 


438 


987 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 


COUNTY COMMISSIONER 








Thomas K. McManus 


1057 


927 


1984 


Charles Hunt 




1 


1 


Blanks 


611 


478 


1089 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 


SHERIFF 








Charles W. Hedges 


928 


692 


1620 


Clifford H. Marshall 


562 


597 


1159 


Blanks 


178 


117 


295 


Total 


1668 
QUESTION 1 


1406 


3074 


YES 


1063 


856 


1919 


NO 


355 


333 


688 


Blanks 


250 


217 


467 


Total 


1668 


1406 


3074 



58 



YES 
NO 

Blanks 
Total 



YES 
NO 

Blanks 
Total 



YES 
NO 

Blanks 
Total 



YES 
NO 

Blanks 
Total 



YES 
NO 

Blanks 
Total 



QUESTION 2 






1263 


961 


2224 


170 


235 


405 


235 


210 


445 


1668 


1406 


3074 


QUESTION 3 






978 


757 


1735 


452 


405 


857 


238 


244 


482 


1668 


1406 


3074 


QUESTION 4 






1075 


799 


1874 


352 


376 


728 


241 


231 


472 


1668 


1406 


3074 


QUESTION 5 






963 


741 


1704 


414 


410 


824 


291 


255 


546 


1668 


1406 


3074 


QUESTION 6 






1016 


868 


1884 


364 


324 


688 


288 


214 


502 


1668 


1406 


3074 



The vote was declared at 1 1 :40 P.M. At 1 1 :45 P.M. a motion was made, 
seconded and so voted that this meeting be dissolved. 



ATTEST: CHARLES A. MARKS, 

Town Clerk 



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VITAL STATISTICS 

Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths Recorded in 1974 

BIRTHS 

Total number of births recorded was forty of which two were delayed re- 
turns and corrections of past years. Of the thirty eight born in the year 1974 
all the parents were residents of Cohasset. There were seventeen males and 
twenty one females. 

PARENTS, BE SURE TO RECORD THE BIRTH OF YOUR CHILD WITH 
GIVEN NAME IN FULL. 

"Parents within forty days after the birth of a child and every householder, 
within forty days after a birth in his house, shall cause notice thereof to be 
given to the Clerk of the Town where such child is born." 

MARRIAGES 

Total number of marriages was eighty three, including those where both 
parties were non-residents of Cohasset, forty nine were solemnized in Cohasset 
during the current year. 

DEATHS 

Total number of deaths was seventy one, including residents of Cohasset 
who died elsewhere and non-residents who died in Cohasset, of the fifty four 
who were residents of Cohasset, twenty six were males and twenty eight were 
females. 



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DEATHS FOR THE YEAR 1974 



Date 


Name 


January 




1 


Mary J. Owens 


3 


WUUam Edgar Bell 


7 


Theresa M. SignorelU 


21 


Ruth H. Ross (Hynes) 


21 


Alfred J. Gonsalves 


28 


Clara S. Bridge (Shivers) 


31 


Mabel Vinal (Gardner) 


February 




5 


Martha Hiltz (GuUiford) 


14 


Bridget Whippen (Barron) 


17 


Agnes MacMulkin (Broderick) 


17 


Charles Edward Kohlmeyer 


19 


Samuel Henry WilUams 


19 


Philip Sakin 


24 


Winthrop L. Graham 


March 




9 


John V. Donovan 


15 


Louisa M. Atkinson (O'Shea) 


17 


Stephen Joseph Sphtz 


20 


Edwin R. Hatheway, Jr. 


26 


Robert J. Muldoon 


31 


Thomas Francis McCormack 


April 




7 


Elizabeth C. Morris (Costine) 


8 


Alice Joarme B. Howard (Bailey) 


12 


Margaret G. Blady 


22 


Marguerite Barrett (Grassie) 


25 


Albert D. Murphy 


26 


Arthur Otis Wood 


27 


Donald C. Whittemore 


27 


Ruth Simeone (Fowler) 


May 
1 


Frank E. Harris, Jr. 


10 


Daniel R. Kearns 


19 


Mary Elaine Gould (Jones) 


29 


Helen Frances Rust (Brant) 


June 
9 


Henry R. Eastman 


10 


LilHan W. Hunt (Tyler) 


15 


Anna Falla (Raftery) 


19 


Mary E. Price (Crossman) 



M 



D 



80 








77 


8 


1 


45 


8 


3 


69 


6 


15 


80 


1 


29 


94 


3 


18 


94 


9 


7 


87 


2 


13 


96 


2 


25 


81 








66 


6 


10 


62 


2 


19 


65 








79 


6 


23 


48 








75 


11 


18 


70 


3 


13 


57 


5 





72 


7 


16 


63 


10 


22 


94 


4 


19 


48 


2 


25 


90 


8 


22 


75 


3 


16 


82 


3 


18 


84 


6 


7 


62 


8 


8 


63 


2 


3 


43 








74 








53 


6 


10 


86 


11 


25 


57 


10 


8 


01 


9 


9 


57 


2 





91 


6 


2 



71 



26 


Joseph E. Mieluck 


80 


4 


12 


28 


Michael F. Walsh 


62 


9 


23 


July 










2 


Maurine Knowles (Whitelaw) 


77 


11 


26 


3 


Frederick E. Conway 


69 


7 


25 


8 


Delia T. Duane (Turner) 


82 


11 


18 


10 


Francis R. Begley 


73 


8 


20 


12 


Mary Elizabeth Oliver 


83 





19 


13 


Daniel M. Corrigan 


65 


4 


26 


13 


Harry P. Grossman 


65 


9 





15 


Dora Becker (Segal) 


79 


6 


20 


25 


Miriam Kristiansen 


67 





18 


30 


Stephen Sarian, Jr. 


42 


10 


17 


August 










13 


John Anthony Lahive 


80 


5 


26 


14 


Marian Brainerd (Niven) 


90 


3 


29 


15 


Bessie Stone (Carnell) 


84 








22 


Stephen Keily 


67 


7 


23 


24 


John C. Coates 


34 


7 


27 


27 


Everett I. Montague 


62 


9 


23 


September 










7 


Edna Seaver (Holton) 


89 


5 


24 


9 


Katherine Frances Hayes (CoUins) 


79 


10 


7 


9 


Margaret J. McVoy (Suite) 


82 


3 


29 


17 


James Howard Stannard 


57 


6 


2 


October 










5 


Mayo Adams Shattuck 


48 


3 


8 


18 


Kristen Richards 








22 


25 


Barbara R. Nelson (Nelson) 


78 


8 


3 


26 


Joseph F. Casey 


88 


7 


9 


29 


Una Mae Nilsson (Chappelle) 


73 


5 


26 


November 










5 


Frank Kubelus 


76 


5 


9 


15 


Adelaide Edythe Monteiro 


74 


4 


4 


21 


Fanny Evelyn James 


85 


8 


5 


26 


Grace Denithorne 


93 


9 


8 


December 










3 


Manuel Francis Oliver 


81 


5 


20 


18 


Lilly or Lillian Malley (Litchfield) 


99 


3 


18 


22 


EUen F. Ford (Crawford) 


57 


5 


21 


29 


Lowe Edward Starrett 


78 


3 


28 



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1974 REPORT OF OPERATIONS 
SOUTH SHORE MOSQUITO CONTROL PROJECT 

Submitted, herewith, is a report of the South Shore Mosquito Control Project's 
activities for the period November 1, 1973 to October 31, 1974. 

The Project is a year round operation, set up on a regional cooperative effort 
of neighboring communities for the purpose of abating mosquitoes. The Project 
embraces the City of Quincy and the towns of Braintree, Cohasset, Duxbury, 
Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Scituate and Weymouth, and comprise an 
area of approximately 171 square miles having a population in excess of 250,000. 

The Project was established in 1953 under M.G.L., Chapter 252, Chapter 1 12, 
Acts of 1931 , and other statutes pertaining to salt marsh maintenance and fly 
control. 

The Operation's activities are divided into three categories: 

Permanent Mosquito Control — the eliminating or reducing of the water 
breeding sources of mosquitoes. Being a Project composed of coastal communit- 
ies requires that most of the permanent control be conducted on the salt marshes. 

In Permanent Mosquito Control, the following was accomplished: 

249,140 feet of flushing ditches, streams and creeks was cleared of silt, 
sand, shale and growth on the salt marshes. 

35,475 feet of new constructed, flushing ditches, were installed mainly 
on the salt marshes. 

2101 man hours and 740 machine hours was spent on permanent 
mosquito control. 

Basic Mosquito Control — the eliminating of the mosquito larvae and 
pupae with chemical larval sprays. The mosquito, in its early hfe cycle must have 
water and because of this, being restricted and concentrated in great numbers in 
their water habitant, that they become most vulnerable. Just one or two ounces 
of the newer larvacide concentrates can treat as much as one acre. One acre, in 
some cases, is capable of producing six million mosquitoes. In theory, one ounce 
of larvacide for abating six million mosquitoes is a fair and safe exchange and 
should be the basis of a control program. In basic mosquito control, the follow- 
ing was accomplished: 

2049 gallons of larvacide formulation was applied by backpack and 
power sprayers to treat approximately 2000 acres. 

1366 gallons of larvaciding formulation was used to treat 23,084 
storm catch basins (an important source of mosquitoes in residential areas). 



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1 124 gallons of larvacide formulation was applied by a specially 
equipped Bell Helicopter to treat 4500 acres of woodland swamps. 

1575 gallons of larvacide formulation was applied by a Piper PA 18A 
aircraft to treat 6300 acres of woodland swamps. 

2000 pounds of a larvacidal granular was applied to treat a 100 acre 
brackish pond for Midge larvae control. 

1 133 man hours was spent on basic mosquito control or larvaciding. 

830 man hours was spent checking out breeding sites of both pre and 
post larval spray operations. 

Adult Mosquito Control — the reducing or limiting the numbers of adult 
flying mosquitoes by atomize space spraying in the proUficly mosquito populated 
area. The space spraying or adulticiding for the flying mosquito take up the 
greatest amount of time, material and effort of the Project during the summer 
season. The tremendous population growth, the increase in number of summer 
residents and the increasing trend to more outside activities, has demanded a 
more of — "on the scene mosquito control." 

1029 telephone requests for service were received by the Project last 
season. All were answered in one manner or another. In adult mosquito control, 
the following was accomplished: 

12,510 gallons of adulticide formulation was applied by mistblower, 
power sprayers and back packs, to treat approximately 12,510 acres. 

375 gallons of adulticide formulation was applied by a Piper PA ISA 
aircraft to treat 1500 acres. 

1525 gallons of adulticide formulation was applied by a Piper PA ISA 
aircraft to treat 6100 acres bordering the salt marshes for the control of Green- 
head Flies. This also added to and gave an appreciable amount of mosquito 
control. 

2246 man hours was spent on adult mosquito control. 

185 man hours was spent on Greenhead Fly control. 

The insecticides used by the Project are: 

Malathion - used mainly for adulticiding at rates of 0.1 to 0.5 actual 
pounds per acre. 

Abate — used for larvaciding at rates of .03 to .05 actual pounds per acre. 

Fenthion - used for both larvaciding and adulticiding at rates of .03 to 
.06 actual pounds per acre. When in use as adulticide, kerosene is used as a 



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carrier at 1 quart to the acre. 

These insecticides have been registered and approved for mosquito control 
work by the U.S.D.A. and certified for use by the Massachusetts Pesticide Board. 

Five Project Commissioners retired during the past year. 



They are: 

Mr. John B. Clapp 
Mr. Paul C. Ross 
Mr. Henry F. Godin 

(passed away) 
Mr. Charles Duffee 
Mr. William C. Bennett 



Commissioner of Hingham for 21 years 
Commissioner of Hull for 19 years 
Commissioner of Weymouth for 21 years 



Commissioner of Marshfield for 20 years 
Commissioner of Norwell for 16 years 
Five new Project Commissioners have been appointed by the State Reclama- 
tion Board. They are: 



Mr. Edward O. Hornstra 
Mr. Daniel F. Neville 
Mr. Donald L. Hanifan 
Mr. Charles Ames 
Mr. Richard S. AUen 



Commissioner of Hingham 
Commissioner of Hull 
Commissioner of Weymouth 
Commissioner of Marshfield 
Commissioner of Norwell 



The Project wishes to extend its compliments and thanks for the time and 
services rendered by the Towns' Commissioners; also to acknowledge all other 
acts of assistance and courtesies extended to it by Towns' Peoples and Officials. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SIMON J. VENEAU, 

Superintendent 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT ISLAND COMMITTEE 

This Committee, pursuant to the vote and appropriation at the March meet- 
ing of 1974, completed the repairs to the sanitary leaching field serving the 
rental building on the Island. In addition, thanks to the cooperation of the Tree 
and Park Department the trees and brush standing in the proposed entrance road 
and parking lot were cut and removed. The Highway Department has agreed to 
contract the stumping and rough grading in the road and parking lot and to do 
the finish grading and surfacing with town forces. It is expected that this gener- 
ous cooperation will result in a return to the town of a portion of our appropria- 
tion. Work on this phase will commence after frost is out of the ground and it is 
expected to have the parking lot in operation in late spring. 

The Committee expects to conduct a clean up campaign and beautification 
project at the Island and wiU make recommendations as to the means required 
to accompUsh this at Town Meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edwin A. Young, Chairman 
Mary Jane McArthur 
Harry Ritter 
Herbert Towle 
Edward Figueredo 
Rocco Laugelle 

REPORT TO THE BOARD OF TREE AND PARK COMMISSIONERS 

On July 11, 1974, 1, Peter G. Laugelle was appointed as your Tree and Park 
Superintendent. 

This year a garage was leased providing for the first time, a central place to 
store equipment and a place to work on equipment. 

A new nursery was started in Wheelwright Park. In the spring, two hundred to 
three hundred tree seedlings will be planted and within a period of five years, 
the Town will benefit from these seedUngs. 

Pruning and tree removal continues on a year round basis. 

MUliken field was completed and ready for football season this year. 

The spray program was kept to a minimum with no outbreak of disease or 
insects. 

Special thanks to the men of my department and to the men in the Wire De- 
partment and Highway Department for their cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Peter G. Laugelle 

Tree and Park Superintendent 

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I 



REPORT OF WIRE DEPARTMENT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I hereby submit my report of the Wire Department for the year 1974. 

We started off the year by installing new fire alarm wire along King Street 
and the complete length of Pond Street, Woodlawn Drive, and a portion of 
Gushing Highway. Due to the increased prices in materials in 1974 we were 
held to a minimum as to how far we could go with new wire. Crossarms and 
hardware were replaced where needed. 

Wire Inspection: 

All work done by electrical contractors was inspected by the Department 
and the fees turned into the Town Treasurer. 

Town Buildings: 

All electrical work and repairs was done by the Wire Department in aU 
buildings owned by the Town. 

I wish to express my thanks to the Board of Selectmen, to the men of the 
Tree and Park Department who worked long hours with the Wire Department 
this year trimming out the fire alarm, and to the men who worked with me. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stephen F. Wigmore 
Superintendent of Wire 



REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD - 1974 

First of all in our report, let us remind everyone that the Planning Board 
meets the first, third and fourth Wednesday evenings of each month at 8:00 p.m. 
The Planning Board acknowledges the participation of Mrs. Leary, Walinsky, 
Languard, Rabstejnek, and Messrs. Ed Young, James Litchfield and Arthur Clark. 
The Board meetings are open and everyone is welcome. 

The Planning Board last year implemented a new Land Subdivision Rules and 
Regulations. These regulations have proven through this year's handling of sub- 
division problems to be most workable. It is felt that in the future, subdivisions 
will have an improved quality of design and construction. Because of the Eco- 
nomy, the Board did not have a large number of subdivisions submitted or any 
of major proportions. To date it has pending a subdivision which will involve an 
extension of Surrey Drive. 

The Planning Board, in State enabling legislation, has a broad charter defining 
its scQpe of responsibiUties. The Board, this year, has engaged in writing a new 

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zoning by-law, and is currently engaged in the necessary research. Work of this 
nature is inherently long-range planning. Factors external and internal to Co- 
hasset are being considered and detailed analysis of the Town are being made. 

The planning process is basically one of five steps. The first step involves 
conducting a natural resource inventory and land compatibility study of the 
Town. Natural attributes and current land use practices are being inventoried, 
analyzed, and mapped. The purpose being to identify critical areas that cannot 
withstand further development because of conservation, scenic, recreational, or 
other reasons. This first step is well on its way. Metcalf and Eddy, a large en- 
gineering and planning firm, is presently assisting the Board. This work is being- 
handled in detail by a working subcommittee of Mrs. Leary, Capt. Suddath, 
Henry Hidell, Mrs. Gjesteby, Mrs. Rabstejnek, Ed Young and Arthur Clark, Chm. 
of the Board of Selectmen. The first phase of this work is identified as the 
Coastal Zone Study. This work, and inventory and analysis of the remainder of 
the Town should be completed this political year. 

We will be shortly entering into a second phase of the planning process which 
will somewhat overlap Phase One. This is to establish Town goals and priorities 
for land use decisions based on our fellow Townspeople's expressed desires. 
Some of the problems to be considered are apartments, cluster zoning, historic 
districts, scenic districts, harbor facilities and traffic flow; projected State and 
regional actions such as roads, highways, sewerage, etc.; zoning districts, 
signage, recreational and conservation lands. With the help of the League of 
Women Voters, Town committees, and other interested groups, the Board hopes 
to estabhsh a consensus of Cohasset desires and to adjust this with what is 
feasible. 

This brings us to the next step, which will be the devising of a land use plan 
to attain those goals. A step has been taken this year by the Board's endorse- 
ment and joint sponsorship of an amendment to our present zoning by-law, re- 
garding "Special Flood Plain and Watershed Protection District" written by the 
Conservation Commission. The next two steps of the planning process are pub- 
lication of the purposes of the proposed land use plan and proposal of methods 
for implementing it. This has been done in the past, and will be done in the 
future at open community meetings, and the final step of the planning process, 
presentation, will be made at the Town meeting for a vote of approval. The 
Special Flood Plain and Watershed Protection Amendment in addition to guiding 
the Town in its proper development, will also assist Cohasset residents and busi- 
nesses to be qualified for flood insurance at subsidized rates. 

The Planning Board anticipates presenting to the town meeting to be held in 
the spring of 1976, a comprehensive and well substantiated new zoning by-law 
complete with an integrated set of maps and overlays that will be understood 
easily and will meet the needs of the individual citizen and the elected and ap- 
pointed officials and committees. The plan we hope will take into account the 
Town's resources, most important of which is its people, and will relate to its 
geological, scenic, cultural, and historic reserved areas and all other resources. 
The Board has a diversified membership whose backgrounds will assist in the 
development of economically sound plan that is also sensitive to the various cit- 
izens and the other attributes of our town. 

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REPORT OF THE COHASSET DRUG EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

(C.D.E.C.) 

During the past year the Cohasset Drug Education Committee, through its 
program at The City has been busy developing new programs to meet the ever 
changing needs of Cohasset. A hi^y successful young women's group, led by 
a doctoral student from South Shore Mental Health Center, was initiated. An 
alcohol discussion group for teens, led by a master's candidate from Suffolk 
University, marked the beginning of our campaign against Cohasset's increasing 
alcohol problem. Alcohol education programs were then initiated for teachers 
and junior high students with South Shore Council on AlcohoHsm providing 
the resources. 

An area-wide short term host home program for runaways and children in 
family crises was developed through the leadership of The City's director. Many 
direct services hours were spent in both group and individual counseling cover- 
ing a broad range of concerns. The range of services are best characterized by 
our "Crisis Categories": 

Suicide counseling for 2 individuals 

Runaway counseling for 1 1 individuals 

Job placement for 12 

VD testing and treatment for 9 

Legal assistance 

Drug emergencies for 7 

Problem pregnancy counseling for 4 

Foster home placement for 5 

16 evaluations for Quincy Court 

Placement in residential treatment facilities for 3 

Marriage counseling for 2 

These figures are for the first nine months of this fiscal year and are extra- 
polated from the nearly 200 different counselees over the same period. 

In addition to our professional services, an active outreach program has 
benefitted nearly 300 of our youth. The programs have included a bicycle re- 
pair workshop, macrame workshop, chess club, a workshop in photography and 
darkroom techniques, dances, overnight bike trips, coffeehouses, camping trips, 
and an open gym once a week at school. This has also been a year of greater 
coordination between The City and other local agencies such as the Community 
Center. 

The expansion of services and programs at The City was possible because you 
voted to support the Drug Education Committee. Based on this local financial 
support and the merits of the program, the Department of Mental Health 
doubled its grant over last year and the Division of Employment Security awarded 
The City another grant. The C.D.E.C. has also been involved in a vigorous fund- 

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raising campaign and was able to raise nearly $2000 privately. It is our belief 
that this broad base of support, which would be impossible without the sup- 
port of Town Meeting, is indicative of a successful program. 

In short, this has been a year in which the Drug Education Committee, 
through expansion at The City and coordination with other agencies, has been 
quite successful in providing a wide range of programs serving almost one third 
of Cohasset's youth. On behalf of our youth, we thank you for your support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. John Benbow 

Chester A. EUis 

Mrs. Jerome Tosi 

Bennett F. Driscoll 

Mrs. Edward M. Tuckerman 

J. Blake Thaxter 

Rene Chiasson 

Arnold Weeks 

Dr. Bernard A. O'Brien 

Richard Murphy 

REPORT OF THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

Submitted herewith is the report of the Highway Surveyor for the year 
ending December 31, 1974. The year 1974 saw high prices and the cost of 
doing business went up. Road materials and repairs also cost more. The 2% in- 
crease was not enough to cover normal expenses. This year the budget will 
allow the department to perform the necessary maintenance and work on the 
special projects within limits. 

The drainage system on Linden Drive will be extended and the roadway re- 
surfaced. The drainage pipe through to Forest Notch will be continued. This 
project will take two years to complete. 

New drainage pipes and catch basins will be installed on the lower end of 
Pond Street from Spring Street to Bancroft Road. The money is available now, 
but will have to be accepted by the Town. 

During the year the department performed its regular duties - streets were 
swept and lines painted. Catch basins and pipes were cleaned. Street signs were 
painted, repaired and replaced. 

3450 feet of Type 1 Bituminous Concrete was put down on Sohier Street and 
2720 feet put down on Jerusalem Road. 6100 feet of mix in place was laid on 
difficult streets and private ways throughout the Town. 

In a period of nineteen years the department has installed 470 standard catch 
basins, laid 46,713 feet of drain pipe and resurfaced 41 miles of roads and private 
ways. 



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I wish to thank the Town Officials, the citizens of Cohasset and the men of 
the Highway Department who have assisted me throughout the year. 

Louis C. Bailey, Jr. 
Highway Surveyor 

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL ON AGING 

The Cohasset Council on Aging meets regularly on the second Monday of 
each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Parish House on North Main Street. 
Council meetings are concerned with the planning and coordination of services 
for elder citizens in our community. Council meetings are always open to the 
public. 

Thanks to the assistance of a number of willing volunteers and the efforts of 
the Social Service League and the Cohasset Housing Authority a number of 
programs and opportunities are now available. We would like to list them 
briefly: 

INFORMATION: "Senior Vista" a monthly newsletter goes to over 200 
addresses with information about social, educational and recreational activities 
for senior citizens. Any resident of Cohasset may be included in the mailing 
list of the "Vista" by calling 3 83- 11 05 weekday mornings. 

RECREATION: The Cohasset 60-Plus Club meets at the Unitarian Parish 
House on the third Tuesday of each month for recreational programs and an 
occasional bus trip or outing. The Council on Aging also sponsors one recreation- 
al bus trip a year and during the days when school is in session a hot lunch for 
senior citizens is served each week at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Unitarian 
Parish House. The meals are prepared by the School Department at a cost of 
$.60 and are served through the generous assistance of volunteers from St. 
Stephen's, St. Anthony's, First Parish and the Second Parish Congregational 
churches. 

HEALTH CARE: On the third Tuesday of each month the Social Service 
League holds a "Keep Well" clinic in conjunction with the meetings of the 
60-Plus Club. At the clinic the town nurse conducts routine tests and gives 
helpful advice on matters of health care and nutrition. Also, flu shots are avail- 
able each October and November through the Town Nurse at the Social Service 
League. 

NUTRITION: Through the Social Service League hot meals may be de- 
livered six days a week to the home of any elder person needing assistance with 
food preparation. Special diet meals are now available for those who may require 
them. Cost of the meals to the recipient is $1.10. Additional financial aid can 
be offered if needed. 

HOUSING: The Cohasset Housing Authority has now completed 64 units 
of housing for the elderly. 



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TRANSPORTATION: Through the cooperative efforts of the Council 
on Aging and the Social Service League our town now has in service a Senior 
Shuttle Bus. The bus operates between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. weekdays. A 
person desiring a ride in the morning should call 383-0821 before 10:00 a.m. 
and a person desiring a ride in the afternoon should call before 12:30 p.m. As of 
January the bus was providing 40 rides a week for those needing transportation 
to a wide variety of business and social activities. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Edward Atkinson, Chairman 
Herbert Sherbrooke, Treasurer 
Frances Antoine 
Dorothy Morse 
Katherine Talarico 
Gertrude McArthur 
Alfred Odermatt 
John Boynton 

REPORT OF THE COHASSET HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

The newly formed Historical Commission began meeting this past fall. Our 
immediate goal is to identify and record the historic assets of the town. The long 
range view of the Commission is to develop and implement a program for the 
preservation and possible maintenance of landmarks in Cohasset. The Historical 
Commission also cooperates with other town agencies in planning for future 
development and serves as the Uason between preservation groups on both state 
and federal levels. 

We have discussed the following topics as possible projects for us to undertake; 
a booklet guide on home restoration, markers for historic site identification, pre- 
servation of grave stones in local cemeteries, a historic trail, lectures on historic 
aspects of the town, student interviews with elderly people on the past history 
of Cohasset, slide lecture of the town and the inventory of historic assets. 

Our meetings are open to the public and we will welcome volunteers who 
would like to help in preserving the historic flavor of Cohasset. 

Nathan W. Bates 
Bob Fesler 

Linda Hewitt, Secretary 
Mary Jane McArthur 
Noel Ripley, Chairman 



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REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF 
THE COHASSET FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 1974 

The Trustees are delighted to have this opportunity to report on the 
library's activities during the 1974 year. 

THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IS VITAL. As we close a year characterized as 
"these troubled times," activity at the library has indicated that the pubUc 
library is a community asset in an era of inflation and unemployment. With 
costs up for books, magazine subscriptions and records, as well as for alternate 
forms of leisure activity, the public recognizes the Ubrary as a thrifty resource 
for both information and recreation. An internal study indicated that at least 
one-third of Cohasset's entire population took out material during only a 
three-month period this year (July-September). An analysis of library registra- 
tions showed that about seventy percent of famihes listed in the current street 
Ust have one or more Ubrary cards at the Cohasset library. About 250 people a 
day visit the Ubrary. 

Other information presented below confirms the vitaUty of the Ubrary that 
is evident daily during the 63 hours a week it is open. 

WORK AS USUAL. Basic to the year's activity has, of course, been the 
essential and regular routine of book selection, acquisition, cataloging and pro- 
cessing, weeding out-dated books, and circulation of the collection. AU this has 
been accompUshed in aknost medieval working conditions by an excellent staff 
and an active corps of invaluable volunteers organized by the Friends of the Co- 
hasset Library. 

BASIC PROBLEMS. The most important management activity of the year, 
however, has been directed to overdue resolution of the inevitable conflict be- 
tween a very active Ubrary of the '70s and an old building that provides only a 
Uttle more usable space than was available in 1903 with the construction of the 
Paul Pratt Memorial Library building, when the town's population was 2,700 
and the book collection was 7,500 volumes. The population in 1975 is 7,000 
and the book collection 45 ,000. 

FINDING A SOLUTION. A two-pronged approach was made to this pro- 
blem. The first involved evaluation possible renovations of considerable unused 
space in the basement to determine if it could be integrated with existing space 
to produce "a good library." This was undertaken jointly with the Directors of 
the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, who own the building. The second approach 
concerned itself with the library's goals and space needs for the foreseeable 
future. 

EXISTING POSSIBILITIES. A $2,500 study of the library's space problems 
was authorized at the May, 1974, town meeting. After careful appraisal of more 
than ten architectural firms in the area, Finegold and BulUs, Boston, was 
selected to advise on the feasibiUty of renovations to the library which might 
incorporate unused basement area into an efficient library. 



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Results of this firm's work indicated that renovations to the cellar area, 
integrated with existing space, can increase usable library space by forty percent, 
as well as provide efficient space for the library staff and create a vastly im- 
proved Ubrary for pubUc use. Renovation costs of $197,000 (which would 
amount to $2 on the tax rate if paid in one year, 50^ if paid over five years) 
will be presented to the May, 1975, town meeting for approval. 

FUTURE NEEDS. In the same time period, the Trustees and staff ad- 
dressed themselves to library goals and resulting space needs for the foreseeable 
future. Conclusions place major emphasis on the appropriate role of a local 
Ubrary within an increasingly effective regional library system (which gives Co- 
hasset citizens reasonable, if not instantaneous, access to the collections of all 
Ubraries in the area, including the Boston Public Library). Our conclusions also 
emphasize the potential for Cohasset's cooperation with contiguous libraries in 
specializing parts of each community's collection. The Trustees concluded that 
a Cohasset Library building which could handle about 47,000 books would 
serve Cohasset very well for the foreseeable future. 

CONCLUSIONS. The Trustees recommend immediate renovations to the 
library in Ught of the attractive possibilities of thrifty renovation of existing, 
unused space, which can provide a "very good library for the foreseeable 
future." 

Finally, the Trustees want to note especially their gratitude to the library's 
exceptional staff, headed by Richard Hayes, chief librarian, as well as the out- 
standing contributions to the library's activities by the Friends of the Cohasset 
Library, June S. Hubbard, president. 

Respectfully submitted 
Sheila S. Evans, Chairman 
for the Library Trustees 

DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF THE COLLECTIONS 

Purchased Gifts Withdrawn Total Circulation 

Holdings (Home Use) 



Adult Nonfiction 


1,957 


75 


414 




22,513 


Adult Fiction 


863 


53 


869 




26,687 


TOTAL ADULT BOOKS 


2,820 


128 


1,283 


33,067 


49,200 


Children's Nonfiction 


409 


4 


168 




6,669 


Children's Fiction 


620 


4 


523 




17,371 


TOTAL CHILDREN'S 












BOOKS 


1,029 


8 


691 


12,001 


24,040 


Periodical Subscriptions 


227 


44 




271 


8,885 


AV Materials: Adult 


— 




272 


475 


952 


Children 


63 






136 


880 


Art Prints 


11 






23 


67 


Membership Cards 












(Museums, Zoo) 








5 


42 



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AV Equipment 7 90 

TOTAL CIRCULATION 84,156 

NEW REGISTRATIONS: Adult 410 Children 177 Total 587 



PERSONNEL (as of January 1975): Fulltime: Richard Hayes (Chief Librarian), 
Evelyn Wood (Assistant Librarian), Susan Watrous (Children's Librarian). Part- 
time: Verna Blossom, Nancy Knight, Susan Pope, Margaret Rossi, Martha Smith. 
Student Helpers: Alison Gihnore, Brad Jackson, Karen Knight, David Pottenger. 
Custodian: Robert Pattison. 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: For the sixth year in a row a record number of 
hours of volunteer assistance in the library has been posted — up 16% over last 
year for a total of 2,150 hours, which is equal to more than a fulltime employee. 
Other activities of the Friends have been sponsorship of programs and of the an- 
nual book sale in September. 

FILM PROGRAMS: The library and the Friends offered free film programs 
throughout the year — eight Wednesday evening programs of general interest 
films in October and November; the Summer Film Festival with classic films 
shown at Town Hall Friday evenings through the summer; Saturday morning 
films for children through the school year. The library also handled films re- 
quested by other organizations in Cohasset from the regional library system. 

OTHER PROGRAMS: The Friends sponsored a series of Sunday afternoon 
programs with guest speakers and performers. Story times for young children 
continue to be offered regularly by Mrs. Watrous and volunteer assistants. The 
Summer Reading Incentive Program awarded 87 children with Reading Achieve- 
ment Certificates for reading ten or more books during the summer. Forty-three 
of these children read 20 or more books and received a free paperback book. 
Twelve children read more than 40 books each, and one voracious reader read 
120 books! How many books did you read last year? 

NEW SERVICES: Most important of course is the constant supply of new books. 
In addition, the library adds a few new magazines, some on an experimental 
basis, each year. A number of art reproductions were added. Art may be borrow- 
ed for eight weeks free of charge. 

Membership cards were purchased for the Children's Museum and the Chil- 
dren's Zoo, based on the success of our membership in th'e Boston Museum of 
Fine Arts. These cards may be borrowed for one day. 



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REPORT OF THE 
COHASSET BOARD OF SEWER COMMISSIONERS, 1974 

One of the major activities of the Board during this past year was a study of 
Cohasset Harbor to determine if a need exists for the construction of a sub- 
marine outfall to transport any increase in wastewater flow, beyond the Harbor. 
The basis for this need will be the effect on water quality within the Harbor. The 
study addresses itself to five principal points. First, to determine the flushing 
time of the Harbor in order that an estimate can be made of the residence time 
of wastewater within the Harbor. Second, to determine the effect on the Harbor 
of Gulf River. Third, to collect water quality data to document the present 
condition of the Harbor. Fourth, to estimate the diffusion characterizations of 
the Harbor. Finally, to determine the capacity of the Harbor to assimilate treated 
wastewater without violating water quality. It is anticipated that this study will 
guide the Commissioners in the development of a comprehensive program for 
the Town's sewage needs. This information will be incorporated into the prelim- 
inary engineering report which has been completed and submitted to State and 
Federal regulatory agencies for approval. 

This past year the Town received a discharge permit for its' wastewater 
treatment facility. This is a requirement of the National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System as authorized by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
Amendments of 1972. It requires amongst others, that all publicly owned 
treatment works discharging into navigable waters be certified and comply with 
certain standards for system performance. Through the efforts of the Sewer De- 
partment's operating personnel and fiscal support from the Town, the treatment 
plants' performance is consistent with the expectations for such biological 
treatment. 

Throughout the year the Commission has kept abreast of an Eastern Massachu- 
setts Metropolitan Area Wastewater Management Study conducted for the MDC, 
the Corps of Engineers, the State Division of Water Pollution Control, the U. S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency. 
The basis for this interest was the proposal for a regional wastewater treatment 
plant to be located in Cohasset. The term regional in this case is rather limited 
in that the preceeding study suggested the consideration of serving segments of 
North Scituate by a treatment plant in Cohasset. Exploratory meetings have been 
held with Scituate officials concerning this matter and at this point in time, no 
concrete proposals have been initiated. The results of the Harbor Study will have 
an important bearing on the direction of the Commission propose. Mutual co- 
operation between the Towns of Cohasset and Scituate should not be discounted 
until situations have been thoroughly explored. 

The number of connections to the sewer system increased slightly this year 
with the goal of 100 percent participation still in the future. The Commission 
strongly encourages those locations which can connect to the system to avail 
themselves of this opportunity at this time. There are State law and local regula- 
tions adopted by Town Meeting which the Commissioners are required to imple- 
ment in situations where individuals continue to disregard connection to a public 
sewer. There has been a good deal of lenience expressed by the Board in providing 

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sufficient time for such connection but unfortunately good faith on behalf of 
some of the citizenry, is lacking. 

It is felt that the past year has brought about a renewed effort by the Board 
of Sewer Commissioners to investigate alternates for accompHshing the waste- 
water treatment needs of Cohasset and of assessing the impact of such alternates 
on the community. However, there are certain areas of Cohasset in which the 
need for pubHc sewerage has existed for well over fifteen years. It is hoped that 
the Commissioners with the help of the townspeople can, in the upcoming year, 
present a program for meeting these needs. 

Respectfully submitted, 
David B. Buckley, Chairman 
Rocco F. Laugelle, Clerk 
Alan S. Murphy, Jr. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH 

Personnel 

Kevin P. O'Brien 
Health Agent, Inspector of Animals 

Tai Jin Chung M.D. 
Pediatrician, Well Baby and Well Child Conference 

Elizabeth Staples and Mrs. Young 

Public Health Nurse, Nursing services by contract 

with the Social Service League 

Joseph Laugelle 
Superintendent of the Town's Disposal Area 

Charles T.Patrolia 
Plumbing Inspector 

Donald Clark 
Plumbing Inspector 

The role of the pubHc health continues to be the protection of health and the 
promotion of human comfort and the well-being through control of man's en- 
vironment. The adverse economic conditions during the past year has decreased 
the issuance of permits for new disposal facilities. 

We are concerned with the delay by our consuhing engineer for the comple- 
tion of the design of the sanitary landfill. However, we do expect to implement 
the full operation in accordance with the design plans during 1975. We anticipate 
that when the plan is completed, the board with the assistance of concerned 



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citizens would reinitiate the recycling effort. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William Montouri, Acting Chairman 
Rene Chiasson, Secretary 
Stephen O'Connor, M.D. 

DISPOSAL WORKS CONSTRUCTION 

New construction disposal works permits 35 

Alterations disposal works permits 50 

Renewal construction disposal works permit 5 

Final inspections 35 

Dye tests conducted 12 
Permit fees collected $285.00 

Percolation tests witnessed 3 1 

NUISANCE COMPLAINTS 

Sewage overflows 39 

Housing inspections 1 

Animals 14 

Refuse 5 

Miscellaneous 10 

TOTAL 69 

FOOD HANDLING ESTABLISHMENTS 

Year round restaurants 12 

Seasonal establishments 3 

Retail food estabHshments 7 

School cafeteria 1 

Water samples taken 9 

Swab tests of utensils 70 

Milk and oleo licenses 21 

Milk dealers permits 2 

Food service permits ' 14 

Retail food permits 7 

Mobile food permits 3 

TOTAL FEES COLLECTED $ 1 60.00 

OTHER HEALTH AGENT ACTIVITIES 

Inspections of day care centers, day camps, 

pubUc schools, and nursing homes 24 

Biological pick-ups from state's diagnostic laboratory 12 

Burial permits issued 40 

Anti-rabies clinic innoculations 110 

Dead animals to lab for rabies determination 1 



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Dead animals picked up 59 

Pump and Haul permits 4 

Installer's permits 8 

Funeral Directors permits 1 

Nursery school permit 1 
Fees collected from permits $326.00 

Total number of permits issued 65 

PLUMBING INSPECTIONS 

Registered plumbers 94 

Permits, new construction 30 

Permits, alterations 52 

Fees collected from permits $520.00 

Fee payments to inspector $366.00 

DISPOSAL AREA 

Commercial Rubbish Permits 5 

Fees collected from permits $250.00 

Yards of Fill used since July 1 , 1 974 7146 

Fee for fill spent since July 1, 1974 $8,861.04 

Number of disposal area tickets given out 2062 

Fees collected from tickets $2,062.00 

ANNUAL REPORT OF NURSING SERVICES 
PROVIDED TO COHASSET BY THE SOCIAL SERVICE LEAGUE 

MATERNITY Admissions Home Visits Office 

34 43 

HEALTH PROMOTION (Visits made for health education and supervision) 

Premature 

Under 28 days 

28 days to 1 year 

1 - 4 years 

5 - 19 years 

65 + years 4 24 1 

DISEASE CONTROL (Visits made primarily for teaching and guidance of patient 
and family. Not covered by 3rd party payments.) 



3 


3 


19 


20 


12 


16 


1 


7 


4 


12 


4 


24 



Cancer 


6 


47 




Cardiac 


2 


33 


2 


Diabetes 


2 


6 


1 


Tuberculosis - Arrested 








Contacts 








Suspects 








Mantou Tests 






140 



89 



Communicable 3 3 

Handicapped 1 7 

CLINICS Sessions New Admissions Visits 

(1) Well Child Conference 11 32 162 

Fee: Physical and immunization 
$2.00 per visit. Each additional 
child in family $1.00. 
Immunization only $1.00. 

All fees collected are returned to Board of Health. $196.00 for 1974. 
All Cohasset residents are eligible to attend regardless of financial 
status. 

Well Child Conference Immunizations Given 
Completed Series Boosters 



DPT 


8 


Polio 


9 


Measles 


10 


Mumps 


16 


Rubella 


13 


Tine 


14 


Hemocrit 


4 



DPT 


32 


D.T. 


3 


Polio 


36 


Tine 


20 



(2) Flu Clinic - Held in October. Only one session needed this year for im- 
munization. 

Town employees 7 

Senior citizens 149 

(3) Lead Poisoning Clinic - 223 children tested. Three were suspects, but 
retest proved negative. 

(4) Senior Health Keep Well sessions. There were twelve sessions and 207 
men and women were seen. At these cUnics blood pressure is taken, 
urine tested and weight checked. Diet and health problems are discussed 
and referrals made to patients doctor when necessary. 

(5) Tuberculosis Detection was done Monday through Friday 8-9 and 12-1. 

School personnel 55 

Food Handlers 20 

Nursing Home personnel 20 

All others 45 

BIRTHS reported by the Town Clerk 
36 plus 3 prematures 

REPORTED COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 

Strep Throats 1 

90 



Menningitis 
Mumps 
Chicken Pox 







Animal Bites 





Gonorrhea 


4 


SyphiHtis 
Hepatitis 
Seknonella 




3 

1 



The report on Communicable Diseases is not accurate. There is a communication 
lag between the doctor - State and local Boards of Health. The doctor has the 
option of reporting directly to the State or to the Board. The State in turn reports 
to the Board. 

The Cohasset Social Service League provides health care to all residents of 
Cohasset under the direction of the doctors and health agents. We were sorry 
Mr. Campbell resigned in mid-year but we welcome Mr. O'Brien and will con- 
tinue working with him for the betterment of health services to the Town. With 
the cooperation of the Board of Health most of the food handlers, school, school 
personnel and employees of nursing homes are up to date on their tests for tu- 
berculosis. The State recommends these tests be done every two-three years on 
each person employed in the above services. The Flu Clinic doubled in attendance, 
a new vaccine was used this year which required only one innoculation. 

At this time I wish to thank the Water Department and PoUce Department 
for all their help and cooperation. We wish for the townspeople continuing 
good health. 

Elizabeth Staples, R.N. 

REPORT OF THE COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY 

This Authority is pleased to report that the Community for the Elderly at 
60 Elm Street, Cohasset has become "home" for qualifying elderly persons 
effective January 27 of this year and is being occupied by our tenants at their 
convenience. This day was made possible and pleasurable in no small measure 
by the cooperative efforts of Mrs. Yolanda Baccari, Mrs. Mary Jeanette Murray, 
Mr. Alfred Odermatt, Executive Director, and Mr. Mike Emanuelo, Maintenance 
Foreman. Our thanks also are expressed to the many local groups who assisted 
in the unsung role of helpers to these Authority members. 

While now occupied, the Community is not completed, with work remaining 
to be done on landscaping and grounds. This work will be done in the spring 
when conditions will allow us to complete the planting, walks and grassing, 
etc., etc. 

We share with our fellow townspeople pride in the final accomplishment 



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of this worthwhile endeavor and believe that our joint efforts represent a 
significant milestone in Cohasset's history. 

Mrs. Yolanda Baccari, Secretary 

Mr. James DeGiacomo, Assistant Secretary 

Mr. Sam Hassan, Treasurer 

Mrs. Mary Jeanette Murray, Vice Chairman 

Mr. W. Chester Browne, Chairman 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

I hereby submit my six month report of Sealer of Weights and Measures for 
the period of Jan. 1, 1974 to Dec. 31, 1974. 

A total of 153 weighing and/or measuring devices have been tested and sealed. 

The amount of One hundred twenty two dollars and 00 cents for sealing 
fees was collected and paid to the Town Treasurer, Cohasset, Massachusetts. 

Benjamin F. Curley, Jr. 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 



ANNUAL REPORT - HARBOR DEPARTMENT 

The year 1974 once again was very active and all harbor facilities were taxed 
to their fullest capacity - moorings, floats, piers, and parking areas. 

The rebuilding of the Margin Street float, ramp, and walkways was finally 
completed and should stand up for some years to come with the barest amount 
of maintenance. It has been the poUcy of this department to replace floats and 
runways at one or two a year because of the expense of repairing the old ones. 
This cycle has almost been completed and should show a savings in the mainten- 
ance budget. 

It cannot be stressed enough that boat owners or potential owners go through 
the proper procedures in making out appHcations for mooring space. This is 
especially true of current mooring holders who anticipate moving to larger boats. 
In the past this has not been followed and some boat owners have found them- 
selves without a place to moor their new boats. Due to a large waiting list the 
rules and regulations pertaining to moorings must be strictly adhered to. 

In past years there have been numerous complaints of boat operations not 
following the Rules of the Road. This is especially true of speeding in the harbor, 
leaving a large wake and also water skiing in the channel. Persons not showing 
proper courtesy on the water are going to be prosecuted by this department. 

If all boat owners would display courtesy and above all safety to one 
another the harbor and its facilities could be better utilized for all persons in- 
volved. ^^ rT X^. 

Harry H. Ritter 
Harbormaster 

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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS 

Our 1974 financial report is as follows: 



Total Valuation, 1973 




92,449,825.00 


Total Valuation, 1974 


94,201,130.00 




Increase in Valuation 




1,751,305.00 


Town Grant, Annual Town Meeting 






May 4, 1974 




4,951,764.00 


Overlay Deficits 




2,472.58 


Amounts required to be raised: 






School Lunch Programs 


7,461.35 




Free Public Libraries 


2,607.75 




Racial Imbalance Program 


43,000.00 


53,069.10 


County Tax and Assessments 






County Tax 


186,935.20 




County Hospital 


12,972.24 


199,907.44 


State Tax and Assessments 






State Recreation Areas 


44,364.48 




Audit of Municipal Accounts 


6,479.64 




Metropolitan Districts Area 






Parks 5,513.37 






Area Plan Council 345.80 


5,859.17 




Mass. Bay Transportation 






Authority 


53,677.00 




Health Insurance Programs 






Elderly Govern- 






mental Retirees 950.41 






Retired Municipal 






Teachers 5,513.80 


6,464.21 




Motor Vehicle Excise 






Tax Bills 


1,026.75 




State Assessment System 


291.04 




Air Pollution Control District 


661.84 




Special Education 


13,000.00 


131,824.13 



Underestimates of 1973-74 

County Tax 6,265.55 6,265.55 

Overlay of current Fiscal year 99,556.36 

GROSS AMOUNT TO BE RAISED 5,444,859.16 



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ESTIMATED RECEIPTS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS 
ESTIMATED RECEIPTS 

1975 Fiscal Year Estimated Receipts certified 

by the Commission on Cherry Sheet 915,896.45 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 26 1 ,000.00 

Licenses 23,400.00 

Fines 4,300.00 

Special Assessments 10,000.00 

General Government 1 ,000.00 

Protection of Persons and Property 1 ,83 1 .00 

Health and Sanitation 2,129.00 
School (local receipts of School 

Committee) 1,884.00 
Libraries (local receipts other than 

State Aid) 2,191.00 

Public Service Enterprises 213,732.00 
Cemeteries (other than Trust Funds and 

Sale of Lots) 2,965.00 

Interest on Taxes and Assessments 14,400.00 

TOTAL ESTIMATED RECEIPTS 1,454,728.45 

AVAILABLE FUNDS TO BE USED 



Overestimates of 1973 to be used 






as Available Funds 






Metropolitan Parks 


846.49 




State Recreation Areas Outside of the 






Metropolitan Parks District 


4,264.70 




Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 


11.47 




Air Pollution Control Districts 


31.16 


5,153.82 


Qounts voted to be taken from 






Available Funds: 






Dog Licenses from County 


1,635.74 




State Aid from Libraries 


5,215.50 




Federal Revenue Sharing Fund 


100,000.00 




Reserve Fund - Overlay Surplus 


3,770.69 




Surplus Revenue 


46,229.31 




Surplus Revenue 


3,000.00 




Chapter 1 140, Acts of 1973 


19,400.00 


179,251.24 


TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS 




184,405.06 


TOTAL ESTIMATED RECEIPTS AND AVAILABLE 




FUNDS 




1,639,133.51 



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GROSS AMOUNT TO BE RAISED 5,444,859.16 

Total Estimated Receipts 1,454,728.45 

Total Available Funds 1 84,405 .06 

Total Estimated Receipts and 

Available Funds 1,639,135.51 

NET AMOUNT TO BE RAISED BY 

TAXATION ON PROPERTY 3 ,805 ,725 .65 

Total Valuation, Real Estate 

$91,141,450.00 @ $40.40 3,682,114.58 

Total Valuation, Personal Property 

$ 3,059,680.00 @ $40.40 123,611.07 

TOTAL TAXES LEVIED ON PROPERTY 3,805,725.65 

SIX MONTH BILLING PERIOD, 

JANUARY 1974 THROUGH JUNE 1974 
1/3 Net Amount to be raised as of 1/1/73 2,066,253.58 
Total Valuation as of January 1, 1974 94,569,155.00 
Six Month Tax Rate $21.85 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES GRANTED DURING 1974 

Levy of the Year 1971 

Real Estate Tax 1,609.93 

Motor Excise 197.47 

Levy of the Year 1972 

Personal Property Tax 5 1 .03 

Real Estate Tax 3,746.41 

Motor Excise 3,414.68 

Levy of the Year 1973 

Real Estate Tax 30,428.67 

Motor Excise 13,948.88 

Levy of the Year 1974 (January 1974 through June 1974) 
Real Estate Tax 32,262.26 

Personal Property Tax 32.78 

Levy of the Year 1974 (January 1974 through December 1974) 
Motor Excise 19,320.97 

Levy of Fiscal Year 1974-1975 

Personal Property Tax 195.94 

Real Estate Tax 59,568.84 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

The Cohasset Conservation Commission has held regular public meetings 
throughout the year at 8:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the 
Town Hall. The Commission has also attended meetings with the Selectmen, 
the Planning Board, the Board of Appeals, the Sewer Commissioners of 
Cohasset and Scituate and representatives of the Commonwealth. 

Although it held but one public hearing under the Wetlands Protection Act, 
the Commission passed upon the applicability of that Law to several construc- 
tion projects undertaken by citizens of the Town and in some instances has 
issued formal notices to cease and desist from activities violative of the Statute. 

The Commission members have drafted and the Commission has adopted 
for presentation to the Town Meeting a proposed By-Law for a Special Flood 
Plain and Watershed Protection District which upon approval at a Town Meet- 
ing will become a part of the Town's existing Zoning By-Law. The map which 
accompanies the proposed By-Law was prepared by professionals with the help 
of Commission members and was paid for with Conservation funds. 

At the request of the Selectmen the Commission has agreed to contract for 
the removal of rubbish from Sandy Beach during the winter months. Although 
the Conservation Commission willingly undertakes the administration of this 
continuing problem we know it is the responsibility of every citizen to help 
maintain the beach in a sanitary condition and we ask for your cooperation. 

We accepted the resignations of Penelope Place and Joseph Becker with 
regret. Their longtime service to the Commission was exceptional and of the 
highest quality. Margaret Dillon and Whitney Scott are our two new members. 

The Commission, as it does every year, reminds the citizens of the Town 
that they by Will or Deed may make tax deductible gifts to the Town of land 
or interests in land, such as restrictive or scenic easements. These gifts for con- 
servation purposes, will be administered by the Commission — under the laws 
of the Commonwealth for the benefit of the public. 

Respectfully submitted, 
John K. Bryant, Member 
Margaret Dillon, Member 
Thomas S. Duggan, Member 
John F. Hubbard, Member 
Patsy Rabstejnek, Member 
Whitney Scott, Member 
John F. Elliott, Chairman 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN TREASURER 

January 1, 1973 through June 30, 1974 

BALANCE IN TREASURY January 1, 1973 $ 71 1,544.97 

Received from Collector of Taxes 6,902,896.94 

Received from Town Collector 50,250.79 

Received from other sources 6,345 ,151.15 

$14,009,843.85 

Paid Selectmen's Warrants Nos. 1-248 Inc. 

Nos. 1-131 Inc. 12,864,842.92 

BALANCE IN TREASURY June 30, 1974 $1,145,000.93 

Rockland Trust Company 222,526.46 

Rockland Trust Company (payroll account) 53,857.93 

South Shore National Bank 79,498.71 

Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company 364,156.71 

Plymouth Home National Bank 99,259.28 

State Street Bank and Trust Company 46,647.28 

New England Merchants 144,092.33 

Norfolk County Trust Company 909.20 

First National Bank of Boston 132,267.97 

South Shore National Bank (Revenue Sharing) 1 ,652.00 

Deposit in transit 33.06 

Cash in drawer 100.00 

$1,145,000.93 

Respectfully submitted, 
Gordon E. Flint 
Treasurer-Colle ctor 

REPORT OF THE COHASSET POUCE DEPARTMENT 

Annual report of the Cohasset Police Department for the year ending 
December 31, 1974. 

As directed by the By-Laws of the Town of Cohasset, Article 3, Section 3, 1 
herewith submit my report for the Cohasset PoHce Department for the year 
ending December 31, 1974. 



ARREST REPORT 



Males Females Total 



Assault and battery 3 3 

Assault and battery, dangerous weapon 2 2 



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Assault and battery with intent to murder 

Armed robbery 

Arson 

Attaching plates 

Breaking and entering a motor vehicle 

Breaking and entering, daytime 

Breaking and entering, nighttime 

Escapee State Hospital 

Fail to keep right 

Fail to stop for police officer 

Fail to stop for red light 

Fail to stop for stop sign 

Forgery 

Indecent assault on female under 14 yrs. 

Larceny 

Leaving scene, property damage 

Leaving scene, personal injury 

Malicious injury to property 

Minor in possession of alcoholic beverage 

No current inspection sticker 

Non-payment of wages 

Operating motor vehicle after Hcense revoked 

Operating motor vehicle to endanger 

Operating motor vehicle no license in possession 

Operating motor vehicle no registration in possession 

Operating motor vehicle under influence of liquor 

Operating motor cycle without Hcense 

Operating motor vehicle without license 

Operating uninsured motor cycle 

Operating unregistered motor cycle 

Operating uninsured motor vehicle 

Operating unregistered motor vehicle 

Possession of controlled substance 

Possession of short lobsters 

Runaway, child in need of services 

Receiving stolen property 

Speeding 

Threats 

Unnatural act 

Using motor vehicle without authority 

Using motor vehicle without authority after 

Hcense revoked 
Uttering 
Warrant on default 



1 




1 




2 


2 


1 




1 


1 




1 




1 


1 


6 




6 


7 


1 


8 


1 




1 


6 


1 


7 


7 


1 


8 


1 




1 


1 




1 


1 




1 


1 




1 


22 


4 


26 


5 


1 


6 


1 




1 


6 


1 


7 


2 




2 


12 




12 


1 




1 


1 




1 


19 


1 


20 


9 




9 


8 




8 


16 


4 


20 


5 




5 


13 


2 


15 


5 




5 


5 




5 


5 




5 


6 




6 


1 




1 


2 




2 


1 




1 


4 


1 


5 


66 


6 


72 


2 




2 


1 




1 


6 




6 




3 


3 


1 




1 


5 




5 



TOTAL 269 29 298 



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DISPOSITION OF CASES 

Arrest on warrant 20 

Arrest without warrant 47 

Summoned by Court 95 

Arrested for other Departments 9 

Continued without finding 14 

Continued 20 

Dismissed 19 

Filed 10 

Appealed to six man jury 4 

Appealed to Superior Court 4 

Held for Grand Jury 3 

Guilty 113 

Not Guilty 13 

Probation 7 

Suspended sentence 10 

Sentenced to institutions 12 

Adjudicated delinquent 4 
Restitution order of the Court $ 807.30 

Restitution through Department 936.12 

Costs assessed by court 285.00 
Total fines $2485.00 

SUMMARY OF WORK DONE BY THE DEPARTMENT 

Accidents investigated, automobile 196 

Buildings found open by the police 172 
Complaints received at Headquarters and investigated 

by Department 5934 

Fire alarms answered 94 

Mileage of patrol cars 1 506 1 6 

Mileage of ambulance 3877 

License to carry firearms issued 43 

Firearms identification cards issued 41 

Persons transported to hospitals and doctors offices, ambulance 95 

in poHce cars 70 

Special attention requested by owners of closed homes 343 

Street lights reported out to Brockton Edison Company 312 

Special Police details 1052 

Stolen property recovered by department, valued at $7110 

Summonses served for other departments 183 
Parking permits issued to Cohasset residents for parking area 

at Sandy Beach 2388 

Guests permits issued for Sandy Beach 1 14 

Parking tags issued, Chapter 90, Section 20C-D 1201 

Persons held in protective custody, Chapter 1 1 IB 46 

Violation Citations issued. Chapter 90C 271 

Respectfully submitted, 
Randolph A. Feola 
Chief of Police 
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REPORT OF THE COLLECTOR OF TAXES 

January 1, 1973 to June 30, 1974 

Total Committment of Warrants from the Board of Assessors: 

1973 Real Estate $4,008,911.97 

1973 Personal Property 123,598.21 

1973 Water Leins 8,808.15 

1973 Motor Vehicle Excise 317,667.21 

1973 Sewer Assessments: Betterments 6,81 1.37 

Committed Interest 2,478.68 

1973 Apportioned Sewer Betterment Assessments 

Paid in Advance 2,890.25 

1972 Motor Vehicle Excise 93,065.29 

1974 Motor Vehicle Excise 104,332.59 
1974 Real Estate (6 month) 1,992,238.09 
1974 Personal Property (6 month) 66,854.49 
1974 Sewer Use Charges 2,91 1.18 

6,730,567.48 

Total Committment of warrants from the Harbor Master 19,678.00 

Total Abatement Certificates Received from Board of Assessors: 

Levy of 1969: 

Personal Property 123.73 

Levy of 1970: 

Personal Property 90.43 

Real Estate 507.76 

Levy of 1971: 

Personal Property 429.55 

Real Estate 5,421.75 

Motor Vehicle Excise 1 ,04 1 . 1 9 

Levy of 1972: 

Personal Property 465.14 

Real Estate 24,502.87 

Tax Titles 149.08 

Motor Vehicle Excise 21,1 1 1.22 

Sewer Betterments 7,520.00 

Levy of 1973: 

Personal Property 306.20 

Real Estate 69,771.87 

Motor Vehicle Excise 45,723.95 

Sewer Betterments 1,357.50 



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Levy of 1974: (6 month) 

Personal Property 19.67 

Real Estate 21,351.50 

Motor Vehicle Excise 2,790.47 

202,683.88 

Total Abatements Received from the Harbor Master 825.60 

TAX COLLECTIONS 

Levy of 1971: 

Real Estate 22,312.28 

Real Estate, Interest 1 ,957.3 1 

Water Liens 435.53 

Motor Vehicle Excise 677.82 

Motor Vehicle, Interest 7.04 

25,389.98 

Levy of 1972: 

Real Estate 161,297.14 

Real Estate, Interest 6,879.70 

Water Liens 996.84 

Personal Property 1 ,088.28 

Personal Property, Interest 32.53 

Motor Vehicle Excise 1 05 ,079.94 

Motor Vehicle, Interest 1 6 1 .45 

275,535.88 

Levy of 1973: 

Real Estate 3,928,129.99 

Real Estate, Interest 8,845.66 

Water Liens 8,513.30 

Apportioned Sewer Betterments Added to Taxes 6,9 1 2.62 

Sewer interest added to Taxes 2,487.58 

Personal Property 1 23,269.66 

Personal Property, Interest 28.79 

Unapportioned Sewer Betterments 29,575.72 

Sewer Use & Misc Interest 4,807.6 1 

Unapportioned Sewer Connections 9,000.00 

Lien Certificates 1 ,433.20 

Apportioned Sewer Betterments Paid in Advance 2,890.25 

Apportioned Sewer Betterment Interest-Paid in Advance 32.38 

Motor Vehicle Excise 267,3 10.76 

Motor Vehicle, Interest 1 59.27 

4,393,396.79 

Levy of 1974: (6 month) 

Water Liens, 1975 782.08 



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Real Estate 1,816,483.53 

Real Estate, Interest 503.09 

Personal Property 66, 1 1 2.05 

Sewer Use Charges 1,149.33 

Motor Vehicle Excise 20,295.91 



WATER COLLECTIONS 



1,905,325.99 



Levy of 1972: 

Water Meters, Services, Misc. etc. 1 5 ,093.04 

Levy of 1973: 

Water Meters, Services, Hydrants, Misc, etc. 245,892.64 

Levy of 1974 (6 month) 

Water Meters, Services, Hydrants, Misc, etc. 42,262.62 

303,248.30 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE COLLECTED 

School Department 3,3 1 7.43 

Mooring Fees 11,745.00 

Grave Openings 4,125.00 

Town Hall Rents 627.28 

Ambulance Fees 2,775.00 

Wire Department 384.74 

Cemetery Lots & Care 7,385.00 

Misc. Income 14,105.28 

Water Department 508.33 

Sewer Department 273.60 

Tree & Park Department 5 ,004. 1 3 

50,250.79 
UNPAID TAXES & CHARGES 

1972 Real Estate 4,989.60 

1972 Motor Vehicle Excise 3,280.62 

1973 Real Estate 43,102.14 
1973 Personal Property 40.23 
1973 Motor Vehicle Excise 1 1,471.27 
1973 Sewer Assessments Added to Taxes 51.25 
1973 Sewer Interest Added to Taxes 33. 1 7 
1973 Unapportioned Sewer Assessments 3,850.00 

1973 Water Liens 277.03 
1973-1974 Water Meters 19,845.30 
1973-1974 Sewer Use Charges 2,101.85 

1974 Real Estate 162,003.46 
1974 Personal Property 722.77 

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1974 Motor Vehicle Excise 81,383. 16 

1974 Water Meters 13,677.30 

1974 Water Liens (782.08) 

Ambulance Services 660.00 

Veterans Services 7,227.41 

School Department 424.99 

Rentals 45.00 

Sale Cemetery Lots & Graves 87.30 

Mooring Fees 7,621.00 

362,112.77 

Respectfully submitted, 
Gordon E. Flint 
Treasurer-Collector 

REPORT OF THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 

The Personnel Committee has had an extremely busy and productive year in 
1974. Scores of formal meetings, in addition to many group conferences and 
personal interviews gave the Personnel Committee a vigorous and rewarding year 
of achievement. 

We negotiated a three year Fire Department contract and a two year Police 
Department contract. 

The Armual Town Meeting accepted the Personnel Committee's recommenda- 
tion of a 5.5% cost-of-living raise to all town employees. The Police and Fire 
Departments were given cost-of-living raises under their respective contracts. At 
a special Town Meeting an article presented from another source asked for an ad- 
ditional 3% increase cost-of-Uving, which was voted. So in 1974-1975, the town 
has given an 8.5% increase to all town employees, (with the exception of certain 
elected officials and school employees). 

The Personnel Committee has kept a firm finger on the records of the town 
employees in a way we beUeve they should be maintained. 

The Personnel Committee will present at the Annual Town Meeting a few 
I articles to help clarify and strengthen the Personnel By-Laws. 



I wish to express my deepest appreciation to the members of the Personnel 
Committee for the hours of dedicated service in a very sensitive area of town 
government; also to the many others from whom we have sought guidance and 
direction in the accomplishment of our work. 

Frank B. Chatterton, Chairman 
Kenneth B. Cook 
David Chittim 
James F. Kearney 
Wilham R. Cox 



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REPORT OF THE BUILDING INSPECTOR 

The following is a report for the Building Department for the Year 1974. 

This department issued 151 Building Permits for various structures and altera- 
tions and collected $3,837.00 in fees. 

The estimated cost of all projects for which Building Permits were issued was 
$1,777,444.00. 

The following is a breakdown of Permits issued: 

New single family dwellings 11 

Additions on single family dwellings 28 

Remodeling and alterations - dwelUngs 47 

Fireplace 2 

Family garage 4 

Sundeck 8 

Swimming Pool (inground) . 6 

Swimming Pool (above ground) 3 

Move house 1 

Move building 1 

Demolition 2 

Foundation (under existing porch) 1 

Signs (Business Advertising) 22 

Fences 7 

Commercial Storage room 1 

Remodeling Commercial buildings 2 

Motor Inn (Kimball's) 1 

Remodeling (Fire damaged residential) 2 

Display building - storage 1 

Storage Shed 2 

All reported violations of the Zoning By-Law were investigated and appropriate 
action taken. 

The administration of this office as of January 1, 1975 will comply and operate 
under the State Building Code Commission made by Authority of Chapter 802 of 
the Acts of 1972. 

Section 100.0 SCOPE 

100.1 TITLE: These regulations shall be known as the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts State Building Code hereinafter referred to as the Basic Code. In 
accordance with C. 802, of the Acts of 1972 as amended, these regulations shall 
control; a) the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, demolition, removal, 
inspection, issuance and revocation of permits or Ucenses, installation of equip- 
ment, classification and definition of any building or structure and use or occu- 
pancy of all buildings and structures and parts thereof or classes of buildings and 
structures and parts thereof; b) the rehabilitation and maintenance of existing 
buildings; c) the standards or requirements for materials to be used in connection 



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therewith, including but not limited to provisions for safety, ingress, egress, 
energy conservation and sanitary conditions; d) the establishment of reason- 
able fees for the issuance of Hcenses and permits in connection therewith; ex- 
cept as such matters are otherwise provided for the Massachusetts General Law 
Annotated, or in the rules and regulations authorized for promulgation under 
the provisions of the Basic Code. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Departments for their 
cooperation and assistance for the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
James A. Litchfield 
Building Inspector 
Zoning Officer 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 
For the Year 1974 

Recently enacted legislation has compelled us to submit a full and compre- 
hensive environmental impact report. This report must be reviewed by many 
state agencies for their approval. This procedure has delayed our target date 
for construction of our new water supply facilities. All other State and Federal 
requirements have been met, drawing of engineering plans and specifications 
continues and are expected to be completed when environmental approval is 
granted. 

Again this year, a total ban on the outdoor use of water was imposed in 
July, indicating the importance of eliminating any further delay in the con- 
struction of new facilities. The curtailment of water, of course, is reflected in 
a reduction of revenue. 

The demands on the system continue to increase, our records show an 
addition of twenty-two (22) new accounts have been activated this year, in- 
dicating continuous growth of our community. 

Six hundred feet of new six inch main was installed by a private contractor 
and two hydrants added to the system. Approximately two hundred feet of 
six inch main was renewed by department personnel to eliminate a trouble- 
some section of the system on Atlantic Avenue. 

Maintenance and repair of the departments' buildings and property is con- 
tinually carried out in order to maintain the best possible operating condition 
of very old equipment. The spiraling costs of fuel, electricity, chemicals and 
other materials makes balancing the budget an almost impossible task. 

The Board would strongly recommend the adoption of proposals for the 
acquisition of lands for the protection of our water supplies and the continous 
expansion of the water shed protection areas. 



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The Board of Water Commissioners again would like to take this oppor- 
tunity to express their thanks to all Town Officials, Department Heads and 
Committees for their cooperation and support, and to the Superintendent and 
personnel of the Water Department for their continued loyal support. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Board of Water Commissioners 

Alan S. Murphy, Jr., Chairman 
Rocco F. Laugelle 
David B. Buckley 



REPORT OF THE RECREATION COMMISSION 

Continuing with the Recreation Commission's philosophy of new and im- 
proved facilities throughout the town, lights were installed at the Milliken field 
tennis courts. These courts were painted and new nets installed. In addition a 
mini-playground was begun with the installation of two pieces of equipment 
adjacent to the courts. 

Lights were also installed at Lily Pond for night skating. A vote of thanks to 
the Explorer Scouts for installing the rescue equipment and to the Fire Depart- 
ment for building same. We also wish to thank Steve Wigmore of the Wire De- 
partment, for his assistance in the design and installation of the lights. 

The summer program was expanded this year to include the use of the new 
swim center. The Commission was allotted morning time twice a week. Other 
activities included a field trip to the New England Aquarium and shows at the 
Music Circus. With the installation of lights at Milliken Field tennis courts a 
tennis program was begun with lessons being held during the day and at night. 
Five band concerts were held on the Common with music for all ages. 

We are continuing to formulate plans for a centralized recreation program for 
all ages. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Arthur Patrick McCarthy, Chairman 

Richard Barrow, Secretary 

Hamilton Tewksbury 

Robert Knox 

Henry Young 



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REPORT OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

I herewith submit the annual report of the Fire Department for the year 
ending December 31, 1974. 
INVENTORY of AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT of the FIRE DEPARTMENT 



COMPANY 

Engine 1 

Engine 2 
Engine 3 
Engine 4 



TYPE of EQUIPMENT 



STATIONED 


MAKE 


YEAR 


Headquarters 


Pirsch 


1954 


North 


Pirsch 


1961 


Cohasset 






Beechwood 


Mack 


1950 


Headquarters 


Ford 


1973 


Headquarters 


Pirsch 


1947 


Headquarters 


Dodge 


1955 


Headquarters 


Ford 


1953 


JSE MAKE 


YEAR 


Ford 


I 


1973 



750 GPM Triple Combina- 
tion Pumping Engine 
750 GPM Triple Combina- 
tion Pumping Engine 
500 GPM Triple Combina- 
tion Pumping Engine 
1,000 GPM Triple Combina- 
tion Rescue - Pumping 
Engine 
Ladder 1 65 foot Junior Aerial 

Ladder Truck 
Forest 1 500 GPM Pump - 400 

Gallon Water Tank 
Forest 2 500 GPM Pump - 400 

Gallon Water Tank 

TYPE of VEHICLE DEPARTMENT USE 

Four Door Sedan Chiefs Car 

The 1 ,000 Gallon Per Minute Rescue - Pumper authorized at the annual Town 
Meeting of 1972 was delivered and put into service on April 17, 1974. This 
engine has a 1,000 GPM pump, a 500 gallon capacity water tank, 1^ inch Uve 
lines for quick fire attack, and the standard equipment of a regular engine com- 
pany. . hose, nozzles, fitting, and so forth. It also carries a great deal of equip- 
ment for rescue and first aid work. . portable generator, floodlights, air cutting 
tools, hydraulic and electric tools, first aid supplies, back boards, litter, and re- 
suscitators. Built into the unit is a tank and proportioning device for the appU- 
cation of "Light Water", the latest type flammable liquid extinguishing agent. 
The color of this unit "Lime Yellow" was selected after study of the results of 
tests made by various truck manufacturers and the DuPont Company on the 
maximum visibiHty of various colors of paint. This particular color was rated 
very high for its abiUty to reflect light at night and provide maximum visibiUty, 
a big plus for emergency vehicles. 

The apparatus assigned as Engine 1 and Engine 2 were re-assigned and the 
unit formerly assigned as Engine 4 is now Forest 2. This gives the department 
two vehicles that can operate in the woods where larger and heavier vehicles 
cannot travel. The 1953 Panel type truck, formerly the Lighting Plant, has been 
put out of service. 

The department mechanic has performed preventive maintenance on the 
vehicles, lubrication, tune-ups and various adjustments. The brake system on 
Engine 1 was completely overhauled, the valves on Engine 3 were ground and 
re-set, as well as making brackets and mounting the many pieces and parts of 
equipment on Engine 4. 



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It has been stated in many previous reports that some serious consideration 
should be given to the sub-stations at Beechwood and North Cohasset. The 
engine at the Beechwood Fire Station is only pumping engine we have that will 
fit inside the building. . that unit, Engine 3, is twenty-five years old and is 
scheduled for replacement. As Chief of the Fire Department I have submitted 
recommendations regarding this subject, I have proposed articles relative to the 
subject. Upon a vote of the Town Meeting a consultant was engaged and his 
recommendation is that the two stations at Beechwood and North Cohasset be 
combined. The time has come for some positive action on this subject. . the 
station problem should be resolved so the department can proceed with the re- 
placement of apparatus and more important provide the entire Town with a 
more sound, efficient and practical pattern or response to fires. 

TRAINING 

As stated in last years annual report, three fire department members have 
completed training as Emergency Medical Technicians. Since that time they 
have been certified by the National Registry, as required by the laws of the 
Commonwealth. Two more members, Edward M. Corbo and James L. Gurry 
are attending training at area hospitals for similar training. An additional fire- 
fighter, Robert Better, is awaiting certification from the National Registry. As 
positions in this program become available additional department members will 
receive this very important training in the handling of emergency first aid cases. 
Several members have attended courses, and have been certified by the Massa- 
chusetts Firefighting Academy, for completion of training in the use and hand- 
ling of ladders, hose equipment, ropes and knots, ladder rescue, building con- 
struction, forcible entry, use of power and hand tools, ventilation, protective 
breathing equipment, structural search procedures and other similar subjects 
used by the firefighter in the carrying out the duties assigned him. 

PERSONNEL 

The scheduled level of personnel was finally reached on October 3, 1974 
with the appointment of three firefighters. The fact that the Division of Civil 
Service has been going through a period of change relative to testing and appoint- 
ments of various types of employees has been the main reason for delay in 
making these appointments, also the last six appointments as firefighters were 
made to out of town residents as required by the Civil Service list of candidates. 
The department is also awaiting the results of examinations held for the posi- 
tions of Deputy Chief and Captain, vacancies occur on the roster for both posi- 
tions within the department. 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS 

AUDIBLE ALARMS 
STILL ALARMS 

GENERAL COMMENTS 

In 1973 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts enacted into law regulations 
to insure high quality emergency medical care through regulation of ambulances 
and ambulance service. This is a very strong and complex law which will have a 
real impact upon the Town of Cohasset. It is going to have an impact upon the 

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fire department, whether or not the department operates the ambulance. If the 
fire department operates the ambulance additional personnel will be required, 
this personnel will require considerable training as Emergency Medical Techni- 
cians. This is the same type mentioned under the heading 'Training." In order 
for the fire department to continue to provide minimal fire protection service 
and operate the ambulance in compliance with the above mentioned regula- 
tions. . additional personnel will be necessary. Without fire department opera- 
tion of the ambulance, considerable training will still be required under the 
"First Responder.' provisions of the law. 

The legislature has also enacted a uniform state building code and a law re- 
quiring the installation of automatic fire warning systems in certain buildings 
occupied for residential purposes. Hopefully both of these regulations 
will aid in the reduction of lives lost and property damaged or destroyed by 
fire. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

The following reconmiendations are made for your consideration. 

1. Construction of a new fire station, located on Chief Justice Cushing 
Highway. . . combining the companies presently located at Beechwood 
and North Cohasset. 

2. Purchase of a 1,000 gallon per minute pumping engine to replace the 
present 1950 - 500 gallon per minute Mack at Beechwood. 

3. Provide four additional firefighters to maintain the level of manning 
at a minimum of four men at the Headquarters station. 

I think it should be kept in mind that if a new pumping engine was ordered 
in 1975 we could not expect delivery before 1977. All of the above recom- 
mendations are in accordance with the survey conducted by Mr. Warren Y. 
Kimball, a nationally known authority on municipal fire protection, who was 
engaged by the town upon recommendation of the Advisory Board. 

APPRECIATION 

I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to the citizens of 
Cohasset, the Honorable Board of Selectmen, and the heads and members of 
all Town departments for their fine cooperation and assistance. 

In conclusion, I would be remiss if I did not extend my thanks and ap- 
preciation to each and every member of the Fire Department for his coopera- 
tion, assistance and performance of duties. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles Piepenbrink 
Chief of Fire Department 
and Forest Warden 



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A MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

The Cohasset School Committee, as your elected representatives, has been 
pleased to participate in the educational processes over the past year. Certainly, 
the problems have been many. However, we have also reaUzed several gains to- 
wards educational goals. 

We wish to commend the staff of the Cohasset School System for working 
with us in a cooperative manner and to thank the residents of the community 
who supported our efforts throughout the year. 

We have witnessed progress during the past year on many fronts including 
new currciulum offerings such as; Humanities - grades 9-10; Spanish - Latin 
courses in the Junior High; Spelling program - grades 4, 5, 6; Reading, grade 4; 
Team Teaching at the Junior High; Summer Inservice workshop and Media em- 
phasis on reading. Enrichment of our student activities included the reorganiza- 
tion of the High School Band and a Junior High School Interscholastic boys 
and freshman girls basketball programs. 

In the interests of greater fiscal responsibility and accountability, the posi- 
tion of Business Manager was instituted. It is anticipated that this office will 
instill a professional and business-like attitude in all areas of fiscal matters. 

In the ever growing Hst of state mandated educational programs, Chapter 766 
is being implemented within the system. 

Your elected members of the Cohasset School Committee are fully cognizant 
of their entrusted responsibilities towards our students and the residents and 
taxpayers of the community. 

You may be assured that the Committee is committed to a sound and basic 
philosophy of a well rounded educational program for our students but with the 
mutual understanding that the citizens of our community are in a financial posi- 
tion to fund it. 

COHASSET SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Doris C. Golden, Chairman 

Thomas J. Wallace, Vice Chairman 

Douglas R. James 

Ralph S. Dormitzer 

Josephine C. Mahoney, Secretary 

Richard J. Silvia 



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SUPERINTENDENT'S ANNUAL REPORT - 1974 

Nineteen seventy-four was the year that. education began coming to terms 
with factors of no growth and this had its psychological as well as economic 
effects. From the energy crisis, unemployment increases, cost of Uving in- 
creases and the entire economic scene indicated that the schools would need 
to live with limitations. The 1974 budget was a tightening of the fiscal belt by 
curtailing personnel in the fields of physical education, EngUsh, instrumental 
music. Junior High School intrascholastic athletics and in reducing funds for 
field trips, travel and supplies. 

The district directed its attention to more conservative and basic educational 
endeavors and left the year with some critical unanswered questions. 

1. How can the Cohasset schools promote both the development of 
individual initiative and independence while installing social responsi- 
bility at the same time? 

2. Who should control the schools, teacher organizations, school com- 
mittees, or state and/or national government? 

3. How can the Cohasset educational system adapt to the demand for 
alternative routes to adulthood for students not well served by the 
traditional elementary and secondary school programs? 

As the faculty and administration worked to up-date the district schools to 
meet the current needs of the students, there were external forces that had a 
significant impact on the schools. This year found the injection of many ex- 
ternal regulations that will have an important effect on the schools for many 
years in the future. 

1. The most pubHcized and least clarified regulation was Chapter 766 of 
the Commonwealth. This act requires that each school district provide a flexi- 
ble and uniform system of special education for all children between ages of 
three and twenty-one, provide a flexible and non-discriminating system for 
identifying and evaluatiag the individual needs of children; further requires an 
evaluation of the adequacy of the special education program before placement; 
an evaluation of the benefits gained from the program and the nature of the 
students needs thereafter. The act further prevents denial of equal educational 
opportunity on the basis of national origin, sex, economic status, race, reUgion 
and physical or mental handicap in providing the differential educational 
services. The impHcations for financing, new personnel, equipment, materials, 
special services and space will not be fully realized for several years. The im- 
mediate effects are significant within every phase of the schools' program and 
Cohasset will for many years see the district restructuring its services to meet 
these special education needs. 

2. The Family and Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, com- 
monly referred to as the Buckley Amendment, marks the end of the time 
when we have to protect a person from information about himself. The act 
gives the parents the right to examine at will and challenge their children's 
files and educational records and to have inaccurate or misleading records 
changed as well as requiring their full consent before any record can be shown 

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to outside parties. These rights are transferred to students when they are 
eighteen and legislation is pending to reduce the age to fourteen. The act has 
deep ramifications for the traditional method of developing and maintaining 
cumulative records, teacher and speciaUst evaluation reports, students written 
report cards, standardized test scores and the contents of all student files. 

3. The implementation of Federal Law 622 though effective in 1971 had 
its teeth sharpened by Federal funding of Title IX and the estabUshment of an 
Associate Commissioner of Education whose sole responsibility was to insure 
the rights of women are protected. The impact of this act is being felt in wide 
and divergent areas - in textbook selection, curriculum construction, athletic 
offerings and in the revision of athletic rules and regulations; coaching salaries, 
guidance and career offerings, admission policies, promotion, hiring and staff- 
ing practices, maternity and sick leave poHcies and in any way that discrimina- 
tion on sex may be determined. 

4. The regulation mandating kindergarten and hot lunch programs in 
every school district though not of implementation concern to Cohasset, it will 
continue to be a fiscal support problem for the town until such time as the 
Federal Government completely takes over the funding of school food services 
which is anticipated to be a reality in four or five years. 

5. The constant increase of new safety regulations for school buses, 
school buildings, laboratories, all have an added fiscal burden to the local com- 
munity running into the thousands of dollars. 

6. The newly enacted regulations granting the rights of all public em- 
ployees to bargain and grieve their salaries and condition of employment ex- 
tends the obligation and duties of your school committee. 

7. A classic example of the type of external forces that the schools are 
faced with is the new law. Chapter 753, which became effective in August, 1974 
requiring: "Instruction in health education shall include, but shall not be 
limited to: consumer health, ecology, community health, body structure and 
functions, safety, nutrition, fitness and body dynamics, dental health and emo- 
tional development. Instruction as to the effects of alcoholic drinks and of 
stimulants, including tobacco and narcotics on the human system, as to tuber- 
culosis and its prevention and as to fire safety, including instruction in the 
flammable qualities of certain fabrics and the prevention and treatment of burn 
injuries, shall be given to all pupils in all schools under pubUc control." 

As these external forces penetrate into the local scene, a community has 
choices whether to work hard to develop affirmative action programs before 
complaints of non-compliance are lodged or hold back and wait to see if a 
counterforce changes the regulations or allow the courts to decide the action 
to be taken. Not all regulations are enforced; an example of an unenforced 
regulation is the one that has been on the books many years requiring that 
every student in every public school district of the Commonwealth will have a 
daily period of physical education training. If implemented, this would cost 
Cohasset double of everything it has now allocated to physical education in 
space, personnel and time or change the curriculum to large class caUsthenic 
exercises. The State Board of Education has not seen fit to enforce the regula- 
tion, nor has it changed the law over the years. The new regulations being intro- 
duced are being enforced and, unfortunately, many implementation decisions 

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that should be made at the local level are being decided at the court level. I 
strongly urge Cohasset to take affirmative action at its local level. 

Respectfully submitted, 
James F. Gray 



SECTION I - STATISTICAL DATA 

A comparison of enrollments on October 1 for the school years 1970-1971 
through 1974-1975 (current) is provided by the following table: 

Table 1 — Comparative Enrollments, Five-Year Survey 

Grade Year 

Level 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 

K 
1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

Alternate School Program 26 29 

TOTALS: 1910 1941 1992 1975 1978 



Tabel 2 — Enrollment Data Grouped by Schools — Five-Year Survey 

School 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 Building 

Capacity 
Osgood 531 602 592 546 514 425 

Deer Hill 521 453 468 496 497 500 

High School 858 886 932 933 967 1000 

TOTALS: 1910 1941 1992 1975 1978 

Table 3 - Average Daily Membership: Two-Year Comparison 

Category 1972-1973 1973-1974 Net Change 

Elementary 1,042 1,011 -31 

Secondary 933 967 +34 

TOTALS: 1,975 1,978 +3 

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138 


122 


123 


106 


117 


143 


161 


146 


132 


106 


159 


157 


149 


158 


134 


138 


162 


174 


150 


157 


131 


142 


169 


179 


145 


173 


140 


151 


166 


183 


170 


171 


148 


151 


169 


170 


165 


168 


142 


148 


183 


163 


184 


169 


151 


142 


174 


167 


179 


175 


150 


134 


152 


155 


177 


115 


141 


127 


141 


140 


98 


109 


134 


121 


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Activities of the 129 students who graduated from Cohasset High School in 
June, 1974 are summarized in Table 4. 

Table 4 - Survey of CHS Graduates: Class of 1974 



Category 


Percent 


Continuing Education 
Four-Year College 
Junior College 


65.0 
11.0 


Nursing Education & Other 
Armed Services 


9.0 
2.0 


Employed 


13.0 



Services provided to students through the school health program during the 
preceding school year are summarized in Table 5. 

Table 5 — Summary of School Health Program Activities: 1973-1974 

Jr./Sr. 
Type of Service Osgood School Deer Hill School High School Total 



Physical Exams 


503 


558 


932 


1,993 


Vision Testing 


503 


558 


932 


1,993 


Audio 


503 


558 


932 


1,993 



SUMMARY OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS - Calendar Year 1974 



Program Prototype 


Osgood 


Deer Hill 


Jr./Sr. 


Totj 


Regular Day with Modifications 
Regular Day, up to 25% Separation 
Regular Day, 25%-60% Separation 
Substantially Separate (over 60%) 
Special Day School 
Special Residential School 


48 
28 


1 
4 


21 
59 
1 
5 

1 


32 
42 
7 
4 
1 
1 


101 
129 
8 
9 
2 
6 


Home or Hospital (short-term) 
Home or Hospital (long-term) 
Diagnostic Program 







1 
1 





2 



1 
3 




TOTALS 



81 



89 



89 



259 



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GRADUATING CLASS 

June, 1974 



Patrick Dalton Ahearn 
Philip Boden Alexander 
Kathleen Anderson 
Peter Michael Anderson 
Patricia Janet Antoine 
Michael Thomas Bailey 
John Keith Barlow 
Pamela Arm Bartlett 
Janet Sue Basmajian 
Brian Albree Bell 
William Fairbanks Bell, Jr. 
Marjory Pierce Benedict 
Edward Robert Block 
Diana Bloomfield 
John Francis Buckley III 
Paula Jearme Buckley 
Gordon Greer Campbell II 
Janet Susan Campbell 
Clair Ann Cantrell 
Paul Carmody 
Alicia Ann Chase 
William Robert Chisholm 
Anne Cifrino 
Bradford James Clark 
Michael Francis Colleton 
Kathryn Victoria Collins 
Martha Jane Conlan 
Pierce Owen Cray 
Stewart Charles Davis 
Mark Guy DeGiacomo 
Lucia Devito 
Scott Craig Dickson 
Winifred Lee Dickson 
Jennifer Graham Dilbeck 
Joseph Leo Dolan, Jr. 
Joseph Richard Dooley, Jr. 
Susan Marie Dunn 
Paula Lisa Emanuello 
Laura Louise Emilson 
James Crane Emmons 
Terese Dorothea England 
Kathleen Anne Farren 
Laurie Joan Fesler 
Kendall Grant Fielding 
Betsy Jean Figueiredo 
Cheryl Lynn Foster 
Kevin Michael Joseph Fox 



Andrea Glynn 
Karen Doris Golden 
Richard Allen Green 
Peter John Gurnis 
Patricia Mary Hanlon 
Charlene Mary Hart 
Charmyn Lee Henschel 
Laurie Jean Herzog 
Darlene Marie Hiltz 
Barry WilUam Hines 
Brian Thomas Hines 
Mary Patricia Hobbs 
Gregory Robert Hoffman 
Luther Emmett Holt IV 
Paul Joseph Jenkins 
Elizabeth Christina Joyce 
Paul Joseph Kelley 
Susan Marie Kelley 
Jill Phelps Kern 
Kathleen Ann Killion 
Eric Knight 
Lisa-Arme Laugelle 
Timothy Edward Lavoie 
Linda Jane Luscombe 
Megan Marie Lynch 
William Robert Lyons, Jr. 
Giuliana Marcella 
Maria Lina Lucia Marcella 
Kay Sheila Marten 
Gail Frances Ann Maurer 
Susan Mary McArthur 
Michael James McCloskey 
John Joseph McDonald 
Richard Halstrick Mcintosh, Jr. 
Frederic William McKinnon, Jr. 
John Kenneth McNabb, Jr. 
Kevin James McNeil 
Carol Ann Mitchner 
Patricia Anne Mulligan 
Michael Thomas Murphy 
June Katheryn Neagle 
Valerie Jo Norris 
Brian Thomas O'Connell 
Marianne Elizabeth O'Leary 
Patricia Ann O'Rourke 
Robert Edward O'Rourke 
Donna Marie Osbourne 



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Peter Huntington Pearce 
Carla Grace Pearson 
Robert Shaw Pfaffmann 
Roberta Elizabeth Phippen 
Deborah Anne Power 
John Walter Quilty, Jr. 
Paul Joseph Rooney 
James William Rosano, Jr. 
Patricia Ann Salerno 
Carol Louise Shea 
Margaret Rita Signorelli 
Deborah Theresa Smith 
Shirley Arm Snyder 
Katherine Teresa Studley 
Heidi Anne Taylor 
Roberta Lynn Taylor 
Linda Jane Tener 
Ellen Morse Tewksbury 



Sally Katherine Thayer 
Douglas Allan Thompson 
Mary Jane Trettis 
Lora Jean Turner 
Jacqueline Elizabeth Tye 
Francis Gerard Vecchione 
Robert Paul Wagner 
Thomas Michael Watson 
Alan Martin Wesoloski 
David Edward White 
Kathleen Anastasia White 
Nancy Wilkinson 
Carol Jeanne Winn 
Robert Paul Wirth 
Ernest John Wright, Jr. 
Lloyd Richard Yeager, Jr. 
Richard Yocum 



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1974 REPORT OF COHASSET'S MEMBER OF THE 
SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE 

Cohasset continues to underutilize South Shore Vocational Technical High 
School Although its quota is 34 students only 8 students have attended during 
the last 2 years. 1974 graduates were 

Dana Green - Carpentry 

Frederick Piepenbrink- Combination Welder 

Dana Green received a Cohasset Rotary Club Scholarship at the Cohasset 
High School Graduation. 

This year the first 2 girls, one in Electronics and one in Drafting, are among 
our 353 students. Although there are not complete facilities for girls it is hoped 
that more girls will seek entrance. 



Comparative Costs 


1975 


1976 


Total Operating Budget 

Total Assessment to Member Towns 

Cohasset 's Assessment 


988,362 

682,906 

17,844 


1,131,425 

660,075 

15,482 



Salaries require 64% of the total. 

The difference between actual budget and assessment is made up by state 
reimbursement and application of surplus revenue. 

After locating acceptable soil for a leaching bed, work on a projected ex- 
pansion to 800 students was begun. J. William Beal Sons & Poskus were engaged 
as architect and Dr. George Collins became our consultant. 

In the meantime to provide shop training to additional students an afternoon 
alternative program began in October. Students spend the late morning at their 
high school and VoTech busses bring them to Hanover for the afternoon for 
courses in Auto Repair, Auto Body Repair, Welding, and Carpentry. 

In closing I am pleased to report that all graduates wishing employment were 
placed in their trade or related work. A recent survey of graduates indicates that 
an average of 75% are still in the trade in which they trained. 

Published surveys indicate there will be less need for college graduates and 
more need for vocationally trained citizens. Thus, it would seem that Cohasset 
should be sending more students to VoTech. 

Sumner Smith, Jr. 
Chairman 



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SCHOOL FACILITIES COMMITTEE 

During 1974 this committee met once with the Capital Expenditures Com- 
mittee concerning possible use of a piece of school land on Route 3A for loca- 
tion of a new Fire Station. No decision was made as the matter was to be 
further studied. 

As the extension of the sewer system and the outfall problem are still under 
study no further work can be done on a new school. The committee is now in a 
position where cancellation of the contract with architect and return of unex- 
pended planning funds is possible. 

Sumner Smith, Jr. 
Acting Chairman 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 



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To the Board of Selectmen 

and the Citizens of the Town of Cohasset: 

Submitted herewith is my annual report in accordance with Section 61 of 
Chapter 41, Massachusetts General Laws as amended. The reports of receipts, 
disbursements and summary of Appropriations and other accounts are for the 
period January 1, 1973 thru June 30, 1974. 

The other reports are : 

(1) Balance Sheet of General Fund Accounts 

(2) Trust Funds in Custody of Treasurer 

(3) Statement of Town Debt. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William S. Signorelh 
Town Accountant 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

Balance Sheet June 30, 1974 

General Accounts 

Assets 



Cash - General 


$1,143,348.93 




- Federal Revenue Sharing Funds 


1,652.00 




- Federal Revenue Funds Invested 


122,128.02 


$1,267,128.95 


Prepaid Vacations Fiscal 1 975 




950.80 


Accounts Receivable Taxes: 






Levy of 1961 thru 1968 Judgements and 1970, 


1971 




Real Estate Taxes, 1970 - Disclaimed 


780.53 




Levy of: 






1972 Real Estate 


4,989.60 




1973 Real Estate 


43,102.14 




1973 Personal Property 


40.23 




1974 Real Estate 


162,003.46 




1974 Personal Property 


722.77 


211,638.73 


Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise: 






Levy of: 






1972 


3,280.62 




1973 


11,471.27 




1974 


81,383.16 


96,135.05 


Tax Titles and Possessions: 






Titles 


33,271.59 




Possessions 


2,204.25 


35,475.84 


Departmental 






Veterans' Assistance 


7,227.41 




Schools 


424.99 




Rental of Property 


45.00 




Cemetery - Sale of Lots and Graves 


87.30 




Police Dept. - Ambulance Service 


660.00 




Harbor Dept. - Mooring Fees 


7,621.00 





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Sewer Use Charges 1973 
Sewer Use Charges 1974 

Aid - Water Department Construction Project 

Water Department 
Water Meters 1974 
Meters -1973/74 
Liens 1973 
Liens 1974 

Sewer Assessments Added to 1973 Taxes 
Committed Interest Added to 1973 Taxes 
Unapportioned Sewer Assessments - 1973 



Due from Water Department 

Loans Authorized - Water Dept. Construction Project 2,500,000.00 
- Plans & Specifications - Sewer 



Overlay Deficit 1971 
Underestimate County Tax 
Revenue Fiscal Year 1975 

Liabilities and Reserves 



340.00 
1,761.85 


18,167.55 




994,000.00 


13,677.30 
19,845.30 
277.03 
(782.08) 


33,017.55 


51.25 

33.17 

3,850.00 


3,934.42 


2,500,000.00 
240,500.00 


1,943.00 
2,740,500.00 




2,472.58 




6,265.55 




4,772,512.76 




$10,184,651.81 



Payroll Deductions: 
Life Insurance 
Blue Cross - Blue Shield 

Tailings - Unclaimed Checks 
Dog Licenses Due County 
Perpetual Care Funds 

Gifts: 

Beechwood Cemetery Association Funds 

Chapter 370, Acts of 1952 
Cohasset Free Public Library 
Individual - Re Charter Commission 

Trust Fund Income: 

Cohasset Free Public Library 
Wheelwright Park 
Wadleigh Park 

Qiarlotte Lincoln Bell Memorial Fund 
Cedar Street Cemetery Care 
Woodside Cemetery - Perpetual Care 
Beechwood Cemetery - Perpetual Care 
Town Common and Parks 



Federal Grants: 

Federal Revenue Sharing Funds 
School Aid: 

Public Law 89-10 Title I 

Public Law 89-10 Title II 

Public Law 91-230 (Handicapped Children) 



462.83 
7,073.76 

623.85 
355.90 
150.00 



2,218.66 
100.00 
180.00 



^ 






176.50 




3,933.45 




429.07 


Cemetery Care 


1,755.72 




19.45 




108.01 




161.00 




614.32 



14,780.02 

1,923.54 
2,607.53 
2,000.00 



7,536.59 



1,129.75 



2,498.66 



7,197.52 



21,311.09 



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State Grants: 

Metco Students (Chapter 506 Acts of 1966) 

Appropriation Balances: 
Revenue 

Federal Revenue Sharing: 

Rubbish and Garbage Disposal Capital Outlay 
Non-Revenue: 

Sewer Construction 
School Construction 

Water Dept. Plans and Specifications Reservoir, 
Treatment Plant, etc. 

Appropiration Control Fiscal Year 1975 

Loans Authorized and Unissued 

State and County Overestimates: 
State Parks and Reservations 
Metropolitan Parks 
Air Pollution Control 
Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 

Sale of Real Estate Funds: 
General 
Town Farm Veterans' Housing 



11,742.33 



80,597.39 

9,000.00 

22,378.79 
1,526.70 

30,381.74 



4,264.70 

846.49 

31.16 

11.47 



1,914.93 
3,650.00 



143,884.62 
4,951,764.00 
2,740,500.00 



5,153.82 



5,564.93 



Sale of Cemetery Lots Fund: 
Beechwood Cemetery 
Woodside Cemetery 

Overlays Reserved for Abatements: 
Levy of: 
1970 
1972 
1973-74 

Water Department Loan 

Reserve Fund - Overlay Surplus 

Revenue Reserved Until Collected: 
Motor Vehicle 
Tax Titles and Possessions 
Departmental 
Water Department 
Aid - Public Works Project Revenue 
Special Assessment Revenue 
Special Tax Revenue 

Surplus Revenue: 
General 
Water 



323.50 



12,548.65 


12,872.15 


780.53 




35,314.78 




49,161.54 


85,256.85 




1,943.00 




3,541.00 


96,135.05 




35,475.84 




18,167.55 




33,017.55 




994,000.00 




3,934.42 




509.03 


1,181,239.44 



934,230.62 
67,285.44 



1,001,516.06 
$10,184,651.81 



Submitted by, 
William S. SignoreUi 
Town Accountant 



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RECEIPTS 

Fiscal Year January 1, 1973 - June 30, 1974 

General Revenue 
TAXES 



Personal Property 6 months 1974 
Real Estate 6 months 1974 

1973 Personal Property 
1973 Real Estate 

Previous Years: 

Personal Property 
Real Estate 

From State: 

Loss of Taxes - Abatements to Veterans 

Tax Title Redemptions 



$ 66,112.05 
1,816,483.53 

123,269.66 
3,928,129.98 



1,088.28 
183,609.42 



$1,882,595.58 
4,051,399.64 

184,697.70 

350.00 
1,194.24 



Total Taxes 




6,120,237.16 


LICENSES AND PERMITS 




Alcoholic Beverages 


3,850.00 




To Carry Fire Arms 


997.00 




Common Victualer 


95.00 




Week Day and Sunday Amusement 


303.00 




Food Service 


80.00 




Selling Motor Vehicles Class No. 2 


105.00 




Selling Motor Vehicles Class No. 1 


125.00 




Sewerage Disposal 


361.00 




Plumbing Permits 


807.50 




Building Permits 


8,504.00 




Gasoline Registrations 


560.00 




Clam Digging 


42.00 




Disposal Works Installer 


145.00 




Transport Offal and Rubbish 


335.00 




Mooring Permits 


11,760.00 




Firearms Identification Cards 


95.00 




All Other - Miscellaneous 


339.00 




Sewer Permit 


430.00 




Retail Food 


60.00 




Drain Layers License - Sewer Dept. 


220.00 




Gas Inspections 


327.00 




Wire Department 


2,226.00 




Total Licenses 




31,766.50 



Court Fines 



FINES 



GRANTS AND GIFTS 



5,565.10 



Grants: 

From Federal Government: 
School: 
Lunches 
Pubhc Law #85-864 Title III 



31,700.08 
4,705.31 



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Public Law #874 Title I 2,988.00 

Public Law #89-10 Title I 19,675.00 

Public Law #89-10 Title II 5,041.87 

Public Law #92-512 Revenue Sharing 124,314.00 

Public Law #91-606 Storm Damage Feb. 

1972 14,862.85 
Federal Highway Safety Program 

(Driver Education) 22,526.47 
Federal Highway Safety Program 

(Police Dept. Vehicle) 4,630.00 

Sewer Water Pollution Control 170 42,257.00 

P. L. 91-230 Handicapped Children 2,000.00 274,700.58 



2,675.30 



From County: 




Dog Licenses 




From State: 




Schools: 




Construction 


57,516.80 


Transportation - Chapter 71 


66,524.74 


Chapter 506 Acts of 1966 (Metco) 


66,402.50 


Cliapter 70 


344,986.23 


Regional School District - Chap. 71 


36,386.60 


Special Education Programs: 




Chapter 69 and 71 


214,763.00 


Outside Schools Transportation 




Chap. 74, Sec. 8A (Voc.) 


2,774.00 


Vocational Education Tuition, 




Chap. 74, Sec. 10 


1,166.00 


Lunches 


32,523.78 


Special Educ. for Blind & Deaf, 




Chap. 69, Sec. 28 & 33 


2,017.50 


Highways: 




Chapter 1140 Acts of 1973 


19,400.00 


Other: 




Library Aid 


5,215.50 


Lottery - Chapter 29 


18,883.81 


Decennial Census 


1,819.00 


Elderly Retirees - Group Insurance 


423.18 


Chap. 74, Sec. 9, Voc. Ed. 




beyond Grade 1 2 


9,182.00 


Chap 81, Sec. 37, Highway Fund 


13,313.61 


Sewer Construction 


52,808.00 


Gifts: 

Library - Nisula Fund 


100.00 


Charter Commission 


180.00 


Drug Education Committee 


4,284.16 



946,106.25 



4,564.16 

TOTAL GENERAL REVENUE $7,385,615.05 

COMMERCIAL REVENUE 

Privileges: 

1971 Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 677.82 

1972 Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 105,089.94 

1973 Motor Vehicle and TraUer Excise 267,310.76 

1974 Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 20,295.91 



Total Commercial Revenue 393,374.43 



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DEPARTMENTAL REVENUE 



Treasurer-Collector 




Lien Certificates 


1,466.47 


Police Department: 




Ambulance Service 


2,760.00 


Off Duty Detail - Revolving Fund 


9,301.00 


Other 


134.00 


Sealer of Weights and Measures - Fees 


182.75 


Library - Fines, etc. 


3,308.35 


Board of Health: 




Well Baby Clinic 


314.00 


Disposal Area Fees, etc. 


2,630.00 


Wire Dept. - Services 


384.74 


Tree & Park Dept. Reimbursement 




from School Dept.: 




Wages 3,473.28 




Other 1,402.00 


4,875.28 


Highways: 




Chap. 90 Joint Maintenance County 




1972 Reimbursement 


2,000.00 


Chap. 90 Joint Maintenance State 




1972 Reimbursement 


2,000.00 


Chap. 90 Joint Construction - County 


28,705.47 


Chap. 90 Joint Construction - State 


87,541.94 


Veterans' Services: 




Reimbursement from State 


5,944.28 


Schools: 




Lunches 


99,481.33 


Rentals and Miscellaneous 


647.24 


Tuition 


2,231.66 


Athletic Receipts 


2,740.42 


Cemeteries - Grave Digging 


4,125.00 


Conservation Commission - Filing Fee 


75.00 


Sewer Department: 




Sewer Inspection 


279.05 


Sewer Use Charges 


5,949.33 


Special Assessments: 




Unapportioned Sewer Betterment 




Assessments 


7,850.00 


Unapportioned Sewer Connection 




Assessments 


30,725.72 


Apportioned Sewer Assessments paid 




in Advance 


2,890.25 


Apportioned Sewer Betterments Added 




to 1973 Taxes 


6,912.62 



315,455.90 



UNCLASSIFIED REVENUE 

Unclassified: 

Government Island Real Estate - Rent 3,320.00 

Bates Building 90.00 

Town Hall - Rental of Hall 210.00 

Sale of Town Maps, Histories, etc. 124.05 

Sale of Street Lists 242.00 

Zoning By-Laws 59.00 

Miscellaneous - Anti-Trust Pfizer Corp. 304.65 

Subdivision Rules & Regulations 27.00 

Valuation Lists 71.08 
Blue Cross-Blue Shield Dividend - 1971/72 24,908.00 

Dividend - Multi-Peril Policy 1972 1,684.45 



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Zoning Board of Appeals 


37.39 




Insurance Recovery - Harbor Dept. 


973.65 




Sale of 1964 Delivery Truck 






(School Dept. Vehicle) 


55.00 




Insurance Recovery - Schools 


2,059.90 




Blue Cross-Blue Shield Dividend - 1973 


31,267.00 




Insurance Recovery - Tree & Park Dept. 


128.85 




Insurance Recovery - Police Dept. 


582.29 




Total Unclassified Revenue 


66,144.31 


WATER DEPARTMENT 




1971 Water Liens 


435.53 




1972 Water Liens 


996.84 




1972 Water Meters 


15,093.14 




1973 Water Services 


985.00 




1973 Water Miscellaneous 


1,457.03 




1973 Water Liens 


8,513.30 




1973 Water Meters 


219,880.61 




1973 Hydrant Services 


22,100.00 




Anti-Trust Brass Mill Tube & Pipe Settlement 


33.95 




1974 Water Meters 


31,212.62 




1974 Water Services 


200.00 




1974 Water Miscellaneous 


1,270.00 




1974 Hydrant Services 


11,050.00 




1974 Water Liens 


782.08 




Motor Vehicle Insurance Recovery 


508.33 




Total Water Receipts 


314,518.43 


CEMETERIES 




Sale of Lots and Graves 




3,068.00 


INTEREST 






Taxes: 






Delinquent Taxes 


18,233.09 




Tax Titles Redeemed 


1,708.44 




Motor Vehicle Excises 


316.61 




Sewer Betterments paid in Advance 


77.13 




Sewer Betterments added to Taxes - 1973 


2,487.58 




Sewer Use 


16.77 




Trust Funds: 






Wheelwright Park 


1,186.44 




Wadleigh Park 


395.46 




Billings-Pratt Park Fund 


79.08 




Robert Charles Billings - Town Common 


90.96 




Cohasset Free Pubhc Library - Trust Funds 


3,001.63 




Cemeteries - Perpetual Care: 






Woodside 


4,053.65 




Beech wood 


406.20 




Charles A. Perkins Cemetery 


1,265.52 




Interest on Investment of Federal Revenue 






Sharing Funds 


6,035.02 




On Deposits 


4,547.92 




Total Interest 




43,901.50 



MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS 

Temporary Loans: 

Anticipation of Revenue 3,200,000.00 



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Anticipation of Federal & State Grants: 



P. L. 91-606 - Storm Damage Feb. 1972 


9,085.89 


3,209,085.89 


AGENCIES - TRUSTS - 


I^fVESTMENTS 




encies: 

Dog Licenses due County 


4,565.35 




Federal Withholding Tax Deductions 


694,652.97 




State Withholding Tax Deductions 


183,355.97 




Retirement Deductions County 


71,151.21 




Teachers' Annuity Deductions 


26,062.60 




Teachers' State Retirement Deductions 


137,197.73 




Teachers' Dues Deductions 


16,361.20 




Teachers' Credit Union 


26,129.50 




Blue Cross - Blue Shield 


74,146.62 




Life Insurance 


4,955.58 




Milton Consortium EEA Blue Cross - 






Blue Shield 


81.32 




Group Insurance 


6.02 




School Custodian Dues 


330.00 




Tailings 


355.28 


1,239,351.35 



Trusts: 

Woodside Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 
To be transferred to Trust Fund 



4,575.00 



Investments: 

Withdrawal from Investment Account - 



Federal Revenue Sharing Funds 


21,501.00 




James W. Nichols School Prize Fund - 






Withdrawal from Trust Fund 


50.00 




Major William Arthur Scholarship Fund - 






Withdrawal from Trust Fund 


750.00 




Edith M. Bates Town Pond and Common Fund - 




Withdrawal from Trust Fund 


800.00 




Conservation Fund - Withdrawal from 






Trust Fund 


1,014.00 




Investment of General Cash - Certificates 






of Deposit Matured 


300,000.00 




Transfer of Funds from Special Cash to 






Investment Cash 


137,594.00 


461,709.00 


REFUNDS 






Various Departments: 






Schools - General Maintenance 


808.77 




Out of State Travel 


31.75 




Teachers' Annuities 


435.00 




Library 


1.87 




Teachers' State Retirement 


421.89 




Sewer Wages 


24.00 




Town Hall Expenses 


65.75 




1971 Real Estate Tax 


74.55 




Blue Cross-Blue Shield 


298.94 




Blue Cross-Blue Shield - Town Appropiration 


246.01 




Sewer Easement 


273.60 




Municipal Insurance 


247.30 




Heating Oil Adjustment 


417.28 




Election & Registrations - Wages 


11.32 




Interest on Tax Anticipation Notes 


1,721.01 





26 



Treasurer-Collector Petty Cash 50.00 

Total Refunds 5,129.04 



TOTAL RECEIPTS $ 1 3 ,44 1 ,9 27 .90 



127 



EXPENDITURES 






Moderator - Salary 






$ 225.00 


Advisory Committee 








Clerical Services 




$ 375.00 




Expenses: 








Office Supplies and Expenses 


$ 122.50 






Dues 


60.00 


182.50 


557.50 


Planning Board 








Clerical Assistance 




658.38 




Expenses: 








Office Expenses 


161.70 






Advertising 


53.83 






Printing 500 Books Rules and 








Regulations 


1,074.36 






Zoning Map 


480.00 


1,769.89 


2,428.27 


Zoning Board of Appeals 








Expenses: 








Advertising 




867.91 




Office Expenses 




284.17 


1,152.08 


Personnel Committee 








Clerical Services 




44.46 




Expenses: 








Dues 


40.00 






Office Expenses 


14.63 


54.63 


99.09 


Conservation Committee 








Expenses: 








Dues 




140.00 




Office Expenses, etc. 




119.47 




Travel Expenses 




38.49 




Legal Services Re: Gift of Land 




81.75 




Rubbish Removal - Sandy Beach 




123.50 


503.21 


Transfer from Conservation Fund 








Contract - Treatment of Dutch 








Elm Disease 






1,014.00 


Selectmen 








Salaries: 








Chairman $1,100.00 








(2) Members $1,000.00 


4,650.72 






Office Salaries 


8,797.57 


13,448.29 




Expenses: 








Office Supplies and Expenses 


555.55 






Advertising 


385.94 






Telephone 


865.92 






Dues 


342.00 






Gas Permits 


237.00 






Travel 


234.61 


2,621.02 




Appraisal of Property - Parker Avenue 




500.00 


16,569.31 


Town Accountant 








Salary of Town Accountant 


20,799.00 






Office Salaries 


15,366.22 


36,165.22 




Expenses: 








Office Supphes and Expenses 


703.95 






Telephone 


520.91 







128 



Travel Expenses 


423.13 


Dues 


12.00 


Maintenance of Machines 


134.18 


Binding Ledgers 


106.00 


Supplements to Annotated Laws 


232.45 


Capital Outlay: 




(1) 4-Drawer File Cabinet 




Rental of Xerox Copier: 




Rent 


1,018.00 


Supplies 


49.85 



Treasurer-Collector 

Salary of Treasurer-Collector 17,997.00 

Office Salaries 18,920.09 
Expenses: 

Office Supplies and Expenses 4,035.57 

Telephone 832.59 

Certification of Notes 205 .00 

Travel Expenses 35.49 

Office Machines Maintenance 400.70 

Tax Title Takings 161.82 

Dues 60.00 

Computer Service Payrolls 1,509.60 

Petty Cash 50.00 

Assessors 
Salaries: 

Chairman $1,300.00 

(2) Members $1,200.00 5,550.00 

Office Salaries 15,290.28 

Expenses: 

Office Supplies and Expenses 1,149.57 

Telephone 360.99 
Photostatic copies of real 

estate transfers 183.78 

Travel Expenses 26.25 

Dues 144.00 

Banker & Tradesman 52.00 

Maintenance of Machines 62.50 
Maintenance of Assessment Cards 5 ,700.00 

Computer Billing 2,338.59 

Appellate Tax Board Expenses 1 ,493.45 
Appraisal Fee re: Appellate 

Tax Cases 1,000.00 
Transfer of Deeds to Plans & 

Assessors' Plats 2,964.25 

Law & Legal Counsel 

Salary of Town Counsel 
Expenses: 

21 Volumes Municipal Law 420.00 

Office Expenses - Town Counsel 1,800.00 

Town Clerk 

Salary of Town Clerk 4,046.00 

Office Salaries 6,292.66 
Expenses: 

Recording Fees - Births, Deaths, 

Marriages 472.50 

Administering Oaths 43.25 



2,132.62 
140.00 



1,067.85 39,505.69 



36,917.09 



7,290.77 44,207.86 



20,840.28 



15,475.38 36,315.66 



7,912.50 



2,220.00 10,132.50 



10,338.66 



129 



Office Supplies and Expenses 


543.15 


Telephone 


402.34 


Travel Expenses 


161.46 


Dues 


44.00 


Elections, Registrations and Town Meetings 


Salaries and Wages: 




Election Officers 


3,419.03 


Registrars 


1,576.50 


Janitor Services 


494.29 


Clerical Services 


4,183.69 


Expenses: 




Office Supplies and Expenses 


711.45 


Printing and Advertising: 




Warrants for 




Town Meeting 1,788.79 




Advertising 59.71 




Street Lists & 




Voter Lists 1,592.67 




Ballots 506.00 


3,947.17 


Meals 


167.45 


Transporting Election Materials 


20.00 


Rental of Chairs 


792.00 


Posting Notices 


60.00 


Repairs to Equipment, etc. 


69.70 


Travel 


53.00 


Capital Outlay: 




(1) Perfection Ballot Box 


255.00 


(1) Royal Electric Typewriter 




#9910371 


427.50 


(9) Voting Booths 


400.50 


Town Hall 




Salary and Wages : 




Custodian 


13,099.50 


Extra Janitor Services 


392.41 


Expenses: 




Fuel 


3,952.41 


Electric Services 


1,535.98 


Janitor Supplies 


610.02 


Repairs 


1,500.02 


Special Hall License 


25.00 


Telephone Allowance 


36.00 


Capital Outlay: 




Painting Exterior 




Police Department 




Salaries: 




Chief 


26,445.38 


Lieutenant 


17,393.00 


2 Sergeants 


32,082.00 


Regular Patrohnen 


173,434.51 


Intermittent Patrolmen 


322.93 


Night Shift Premium 


9,213.47 


Overtime 


30,364.43 


Paid Holidays 


9,279.72 


Off Duty Details 




(Revolving Fund) 




Expenses: 




Equipment Maintenance: 




Uniforms, clothing, etc. 


3,484.98 



1,666.70 12,005.36 



9,673.51 



5,820.77 



1,083.00 16,577.28 



13,491.91 



7,659.43 

1,500.00 22,651.34 



298,535.44 
9,301.00 



130 



Radio and Equipment Maintenance 


719.31 




IBM Teletype Service 


3,213.00 




Teletype Expenses 


100.58 




Laundry 


606.77 




Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 






Janitor Supplies 


293.97 




Janitor Services 


1,248.00 




Printing, Postage, Office Expenses 


1,542.32 




Telephones 


2,222.44 




Chiefs Expenses 


55.00 




Ammunition & Firearms 


268.25 




Dues 


70.00 




Care of Prisoners 


53.95 




Camera Supplies 


94.76 




Annotated Law Supplement 


16.95 




Policemen's Injuries 


150.00 




Care of Dog 


124.80 




Maintenance of Motor Vehicles: 






Repairs and Maintenance 


7,563.24 




Gasoline 


9,388.26 


31,216.58 


Capital Outlay: 






(1) 1973 Ford Custom Sedan 






less trade-in of (1)1969 






Ford Custom Sedan 


3,182.00 




Radio Changeover 


80.00 




Advertising 


70.68 




(1) Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner 


116.75 




(1) 3-M Copy Madiine 


212.60 




(1) 1974 Ranch Wagon less trade- 






in of 1972 Ford Ranch Wagon 


3,298.00 




Radio Changeover 


65.00 




Lights 


540.00 


7,565.03 


few Communications System 






Advertising 




26.60 


ire Department 






Salaries and Wages: 






Chief 


26,445.38 




Deputy Chief 






(Retired March 29, 1973) 


2,881.19 




2 Captains 


32,082.00 




Firefighters 


224,065.94 




Call Men 


10,312.00 




Casual Labor 


505.89 




Paid Holidays 


9,764.44 




Overtime 


12,843.84 


318,900.68 


Expenses: 






Equipment 


1,791.91 




Hose 


1,646.00 




Equipment for Men 


823.88 




Radio Maintenance 


712.75 




Other Equipment and repairs 


1,474.82 




Maintenance of Trucks and Chiefs Car 






Gasoline 


1,563.32 




Repairs and Maintenance 


3,144.70 




Fuel 


1,466.38 




Lights 


1,140.43 




Water 


79.34 




Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds: 






Repairs 


166.08 




House and Janitor Supplies 


760.85 




Laundry 


252.75 





346,644.65 



131 



Office Supplies and Expenses 


383.59 




Telephone 


2,268.38 




Dues 


232.50 




Firemen's Injuries and Physicals 


131.20 




Fire Prevention Education 


272.57 


18,311.45 


Capital Outlay: 






(1) 1973 4-door Ford Sedan less 






trade-in of 1967 Ford 


3,275.00 




Equipment for Chief's Car 


927.75 




Advertising 


18.62 




(5) Survivair Units with 






Accessories 


2,212.00 


6,433.37 


Article 25 March 1972 Town Meeting 






Radio Alerting Equipment - 






Advertising 


17.64 




(1) Encorder and Receivers 


4,499.50 


4,517.14 


Article 24 March 1972 Town Meeting 






(1) 1000 GPM Rescue Pumper 






Fire Truck 




40,000.00 


Police & Fire Headquarters Maintenance 






Expenses: 






Fuel 




5,580.18 


Electric Services 




2,821.85 


Maintenance of Buildings and Grounds 


1,308.30 


Replace Underground Electric Service 


880.00 


Hydrant Services 






Wire Department 






Salaries and Wages: 






Salary of Superintendent 


16,277.13 




Wages 


16,755.76 


33,032.89 


Expenses: 






Supplies and Equipment 


3,685.36 




Maintenance of Truck: 






Gasoline 


690.86 




Repairs 


460.13 




Maintenance of Radio 


97.90 




Telephone Allowance 


54.00 




Truck Allowance 


375.00 




Office Expenses 


95.75 




Dues 


40.00 


5,499.00 


Replacement of Fire Alarm 






Service - Elm Street 






Materials 


1,311.00 




Contract Labor 


576.00 


1,887.00 


Sealing of Weights and Measures 






Salary of Sealer 




731.00 


Expenses: 






Travel Expenses 


28.00 




Equipment and Supplies 


47.00 




Telephone 


26.00 




Testing Oil Trucks 


40.00 


141.00 



Tree & Park Department 
Salary and Wages: 

Superintendent's Salary 14,042.28 



132 



388,162.64 



10,590.33 
38,313.00 



40,418.89 



872.00 



Wages 40,308.54 

Wages - School Grounds 

(Due from School Dept.) 3,473.28 57,824.10 



Expenses: 




Insecticides 


2,536.63 


Electricity 


83.73 


Maintenance of Trucks: 




GasoUne 925.44 




Repairs 1,072.41 


1,997.85 


Rental of Garage 


710.00 


Private Contractors - Trees 


1,690.55 


Private Contractors - Maintenance 


209.50 


SuppUes, Fertilizer, Loam, etc. 


1,535.07 


Maintenance of Equipment 


1,835.12 


Gasoline for Equipment 


519.69 


Trees 


916.70 


Advertising and Miscellaneous 




Expenses 


128.66 


Travel Expenses, Dues, etc. 


233.80 


Storm Gear for Men 


112.85 


Rubbish Removal 


57.00 


Maintenance Tennis Courts - 




Milliken Field 


576.36 


Capital Outlay: 




(1) 1973 Ford Pick-up Truck 


2,846'.00 


Lettering truck, advertising, etc. 


78.38 


(2) Chain Saws 


279.90 


(2) Jacobson Rotary Mowers 


398.00 


(1) 50 gal. hydraulic Sprayer 




mounted on trailer 


100.00 


(1) Engine for hydraulic Sprayer 


136.37 


(1) 16 h.p. Simphcity Tractor 




w/48" mower less trade-in 




of Jacobsen 


1,460.00 



I 



5,298.65 76,266.26 



Article 27, March 1973 Town Meeting - 
Refurbishing Milliken Field 
Contractor 6,316.00 

Material for Watering System 910.37 

Fencing 51.89 7,278.26 

Trust Fund Income - Parks 

Wheelwright P^k -Labor 675.12 

-Mowing 140.00 815.12 

WadleighPark -Labor 232.80 

Transfer from Edith M. Bates 
Town Common Pond Fund 
Contractor - Repairs to Pond 

on Common 800.00 

Article 17, March 1972 Town Meeting - 
Refurbishing Milliken Field and 
to Construct a Practice Field: 
Advertising 21.28 

Article 28, March 1973 Town Meeting - 
Demolition of Stadium 
Milliken Field 1,460.00 

Civil Defense 
Salaries: 

Director & Deputy Director 65 3 . 25 

133 



Expenses: 



Telephone 


301.12 




Electric services - Air Raid Alarms 


6.50 




Removal of Siren at Little League Field 


100.00 


407.62 1,060.87 


Shellfish Constable 






Salary 




300.00 


Expenses: 






Office Supplies and Expenses 


37.00 




Dues 


35.00 




Auto and Boat Allowance 


75.00 


147.00 447.00 


Building Inspector 






Salary 




6,000.00 


Expenses: 






Office Supplies and Expenses 


136.72 




Telephone 


137.00 




Travel Expenses 


375.00 


648.72 


Capital Outlay: 






(1) Filing Cabinet 




98.15 6,746.87 


Board of Health 






Salary - Health Agent 


15,336.62 




- Clerical Services 


1,567.84 


16,904.46 


Expenses: 






Office Supplies and Expenses 


510.01 




Well Baby Clinic - Professional 






Services 


850.00 




Laboratory Tests 


222.00 




Dues and Meetings 


341.62 




Telephone 


418.61 




Travel Allowance 


840.00 




Advertising 


43.89 




Plumbing Inspector Fees 


609.00 




Medical and Clinical Supplies 


130.80 




South Shore Mental Health 


1,055.00 


5,020.93 


District/Public Nurse or Other Nurses 






and Nursing Services 






Social Service League of Cohasset, Inc. 




10,500.00 


Inspector of Animals and Slaughtering 






Salary of Inspector 




415.50 


Refuse and Garbage Disposal - Town Disposal 






Area 






Salary and Wages: 






Superintendent 


12,459.20 




Wages 


9,004.92 




Paid Holidays 


411.44 




Other 


1,150.52 


23,026.08 


Expenses: 






Equipment and Supplies 


158.66 




Electricity 


258.01 




Bulldozing 


3,000.00 


• 


Gravel 


26,566.04 




Control of Rats 


435.00 




Telephone 


262.32 




Burying Dead Animals 


420.00 




Maintenance of Equipment 


359.47 




Fuel for Traxcavator 


771.62 




Advertising 


47.88 


32,279.00 



134 



Capital Outlay - Revenue Sharing Funds 




(1) Caterpillar Traxcavator 


36,400.00 


Fence 


500.00 


Solid Waste Study 


3,500.00 


Capital Outlay - From Taxation 




Equipment for Caterpillar Traxcavator 


125.86 


Materials for New Road 


1,625.00 


Rental of Grader for New Road 


375.00 



40,400.00 



2,125.86 130,671.83 

Eradication of Mosquitoes 
Expenses: 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

State Reclamation Board 1,912.16 

Mosquito Control Project 
Expenses: 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

State Reclamation Board 5 ,997.84 

Control of Insect Life - Straits Pond 
Expenses: 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts 




3,690.00 


Treatment of Midges 




550.00 4,240.00 


Sewer Department 






Salary and Wages: 






Superintendent 


1,837.00 




Clerical 


2,729.01 




Chief Operator 


15,000.36 




Other Wages 


2,026.53 


21,592.90 


Expenses: 






Travel Expenses and Advance 






Training 


265.32 




Telephone 


685.25 




Office Supplies and expenses 


304.86 




Dues and Subscriptions 


101.45 




Printing and Advertising 


1,189.33 




Plant Operation: 






Chemicals, etc. 


3,236.47 




Repairs and Maintenance 


1,739.13 




Tools and Equipment 


606.49 




Tools and Parts 


1,136.65 




Laboratory Supplies 


267.26 




Electricity 


5,426.64 




Truck Allowance 


400.00 




Janitorial Supplies 


93.01 




Contract Services, Removal of 






Solids, etc. 


2,444.69 




Gas & Oil 


41.26 




Capital Outlay: 






(1) Labline 3550 Incubator 


595.00 




Dehumidifier 


111.97 




Emergency Lights 


143.00 




Survivair Unit 


320.00 




File cabinet for Blueprints 


100.00 




4-drawer File 


69.50 




Killark Guard 


37.23 




InstaU Sewer Laterals to 






Properties (Contractor) 


1,200.00 




(l)Detachtachlor 1,545.00 






(1) Gas Dispenser 1,504.00 






(1) W. & F. Scale 285.00 






Miscellaneous Parts 224.00 


3,558.00 





135 



(1)1974 Ford Pick-up Truck 
Out of State Travel 


3,790.80 


9,925.50 
150.00 


Sewer Construction - Bond Issue 
Land Taking 
Contractor Landscaping 
Trees 


500.00 
250.00 
239.30 


989.30 


Sewer Construction - Project II 
Contractor 
Engineering 


56,648.37 
10,477.66 


67,126.03 


Engineering Study Sewer Extension - 
Article 26, 1971 

Article 23, March 1972 
Engineering Services 




5,000.00 



Article 21, March 1973 Town Meeting 
Extension Sewer System 
Contractor 



Highway Department 






Salary and Wages: 






Surveyor 


14,846.78 




Wages 


69,808.96 


84,655.74 


Expenses: 






Telephone 


514.84 




Material and Supplies 


28,117.12 




Contract-Resurfacing Section of 






Jerusalem Rd. 


5,407.45 




Maintenance of Trucks and Equipment: 






Gasoline 


3,333.79 




Repairs and Maintenance 


8,583.67 




Street Signs and repairs 


1,039.84 




Dues 


40.00 




Street Painting 


4,710.54 




Rental of Equipment 


3,180.00 




Clearing of Brooks & Streams 


2,526.86 




Contract Services 


1,573.45 




Seawall Repairs 


297.50 




Roadside Mowing 


2,246.00 




Sidewalks 


^ 304.75 




Advertising & Miscellaneous 


24.86 


61,900.67 


Capital Outlay: 






(1) Wayne Model 1-984 Street Sweeper 






SN 984-2022 with Chrysler Engine 






less trade-in 1966 Wayne Street 






Sweeper 


16,310.00 




(1) 1973 Ford Dump Truck F800 


8,769.00 




Advertising 


11.76 


25,090.76 



1.775.00 124,496.54 



Chapter 90 Construction 
Contractor 
Telephone 
Paint Lines on Street 
Trees 



Elm Street 



135,580.85 

185.38 

324.00 

84.00 



136,174.23 



Article 36, March 1973 Town Meeting - 
Sidewalk Section of South Main Street 
Materials 



2,564.21 



136 



Chapter 90 Construction - Elm Street 
from Article 19, March 1973: 

Contractor 12,904.27 

Chapter 90 Construction - Forest Ave. 

Equipment Rental 600.00 

Chapter 90 Maintenance - Article 19, 
Town Meeting March 1973 - 
Resurfacing Section of Jerusalem Road 



Contractor 




6,000.00 


Repair and Reconstruction Control 






Structure Cat Dam 




7,312.50 


Snow and Ice Removal, Sanding Streets 






Expenses: 






Wages 


4,274.37 




Rental of Equipment 


8,293.00 




Tools and Equipment 


683.49 




Sand 


2,993.31 




Rock Salt 


12,231.38 




Maintenance of Trucks and Equipment: 






Repairs and Maintenance 


8,168.48 




Gasoline 


673.25 


37,317.28 


Street Lighting and Beacons 




30,520.22 


Municipal Garage 






Expenses: 






Repairs 


124.50 




Fuel 


1,939.14 




Electricity 


493.95 


2,557.59 



Expenditures from Federal Grant 
(Storm Damage February 1972) 
Rebuild SeawaU Sandy Beach 



Contractor 




15,700.00 423,297.47 


Harbor Department 






Salary and Wages: 






Harbor Master 


13,268.58 




Wages 


4,551.66 


17,820.24 


Expenses: 






Equipment and suppUes 


982.33 




Wharf and Float Repairs 


1,437.82 




Building Maintenance 


95.47 




Electricity 


219.78 




Maintenance of Boat & Equipment 


1,188.52 




Office Supphes and Expenses 


205.89 




Telephone 


408.31 




Dues and Travel Expenses 


40.00 




Uniforms 


34.45 




Insurance Claim - Repairs to 






Patrol Boat 


1,173.65 


5,786.22 


Capital Outlay: 






Work Boat Repairs 


640.00 




Mooring Barge 


2,562.14 




Courier Qassic II Radio 


199.95 




Rebuilt Motor, V-6(l) #3452 






installed less trade-in of 55 h.p. 






engine 


636.75 





137 



Plans & Specs, for Float and 



Walkway Margin St. 


175.00 






Advertising 


13.80 


4,227.64 


27,834.10 


Veterans' Services 








Administration 








Salary 


1,245.00 






Office Salary 


1,175.72 


2,420.72 




Expenses: 








Office Supplies and Expenses 


14.93 






Assistance: 








Cash Grants to individuals 


16,531.91 






Groceries and Provisions 


257.02 






Medicine and Medical Care 


3,961.13 






Blue Cross - Blue Shield 


519.20 


21,284.19 


23,704.91 


Schools - General Maintenance 








Expenses: 








1100 School Committee 








2 Secretarial 


1,351.51 






4 Contracted Services 


21,770.03 






5 Supplies and Materials 


468.29 






6 Other Expenses 


4,068.92 


27,658.75 





1200 Superintendent's Office 






1 Professional Salaries 


74,277.73 




2 Clerical Salaries 


20,623.52 




5 Supplies and Materials 


5,598.82 




6 Other Expenses 


10,788.00 


111,288.07 


1200 Business Office 






2 Clerical Salaries 


19,718.60 




4 Contracted Services 


4,271.87 


23,990.47 


2100 Supervision 






1 Professional Salaries 


56,603.14 




6 Other Expenses 


552.20 


57,155.34 


2200 Principals 






1 Professional Salaries 


128,103.14 




2 Clerical Salaries 


51,713.24 




3 Custodians' Salaries 


1,196.93 




4 Contracted Services 


10,708.57 




5 Supphes and Materials 


3,542.64 




6 Other Expenses 


4,065.48 


199,330.00 


2300 Teaching 






1 Professional Salaries 


2,414,527.61 




3 Clerical Salaries 


87,874.15 




4 Contracted Services 


21,138.28 




5 Supphes and Materials 


64,972.14 




6 Other Expenses 


11,788.63 


2,600,300.81 



2400 Textbooks 

5 Supphes and Materials 



19,121.76 



2500 Library Services 

1 Professional Salaries 

2 Clerical Salaries 

4 Contracted Services 

5 Supphes and Materials 



29,646.19 

21,323.85 

522.40 

24,012.82 



138 



6 Other Expenses 



24.75 



75^30.01 



2600 Audio Visual 






1 Professional Salaries 


6,313.62 




5 Supplies and Materials 


8,469.42 




6 Other Expenses 


140.68 


14,923.72 


2700 Guidance 






1 Professional Salaries 


85,899.54 




2 Clerical Salaries 


12,561.95 




4 Contracted Services 


133.28 




5 Supplies and Materials 


2,115.22 




6 Other Expenses 


323.70 


101,033.69 


2800 Psychological Services 






1 Professional Salaries 


5,161.05 




2 Secretarial 


10,420.78 




4 Contracted Services 


48,490.34 




6 Other Expenses 


2,119.13 


66,191.30 


3100 Attendance Services 






3 Other Salaries 




1,126.54 


3200 Health Services 






1 Professional Salaries 


3,873.15 




3 Other Salaries 


25,428.56 




5 Supplies and Materials 


960.66 




6 Other Expenses 


317.62 


30,579.99 


3310 Operation of Buses 






3 Other Salaries 


39,413.92 




5 Supphes and Materials 


6,058.29 




6 Other Expenses 


288.79 


45,761.00 


3350 Maintenance of Buses 






4 Contracted Services 


12,302.61 




5 Supphes and Materials 


1,505.60 


13,808.21 


3370 Contract Carriers 






4 Contracted Services 




76,219.27 


3510 Athletics 






1 Professional Salaries 


39,713.32 




3 Other Salaries 


11,858.98 




4 Contracted Services 


8,394.72 




5 Supphes and Materials 


10,298.61 




6 Other Expenses 


3,298.86 


73,564.49 


3520 Other Student Activities 






1 Professional Salaries 


8,992.23 




5 Supplies and Materials 


560.09 


9,552.32 


4110 Operation of Plant 






3 Custodians' Salaries 


148,686.10 




4 Contracted Services 


462.00 




5 Supplies and Materials 


11,405.29 


160,553.39 


4120 Heat 




45,230.76 


4130 Utilities 






Electricity 


40,903.60 





139 



Telephone 
Water 


14,353.18 
12,997.23 


68,254.01 


4210 Plant Maintenance 

4 Contracted Services 

5 Supplies and Materials 

6 Other Expenses 


6,169.84 
1,912.93 
3,468.00 


11,550.77 


4220 Maintenance of Buildings 

4 Contracted Services 

5 Supplies and Materials 


38,393.46 
14,733.46 


53,126.92 


4230 Maintenance of Equipment 
4 Contracted Services 




7,853.74 



5200 Insurance Program 

6 Other Expenses 1,290.00 

7200 Renovations 

4 Contracted Services . 21,487.15 

7300 Acquisition of Equipment 

8 Equipment 4,437.88 

7400 Replacement of Equipment 

8 Equipment 10,757.08 

Total General Maintenance Expenditures 

Out of State Travel 

Maintenance of State Aided Vocational Education 

P. L. 81-874 

School Committee Supplies 
Administration SuppUes 
Administration Supplies Other 
Teaching SuppUes 

Chapter 506 (Metco) 
Professional Salaries 
Transportation 

Equipment and Support Service 
Evaluation 
Metropolitan Council for Education 

Opportunity, Inc. 
Travel 

P. L. 89-10 Title I 

Professional Services 
Professional Salaries 
Materials and SuppUes 
Evaluation 
Refund 

P. L. 85-864 Title III 

Teaching - Contract Services 34 1 .75 

Textbooks 11.65 

Library SuppUes 37.20 

Heating 3,252.69 

Utilities 831.84 



140 





3,931,677.44 




1,555.35 




5,960.68 


200.48 




2,320.59 
425.58 




41.35 


2,988.00 


20,068.67 

20,795.75 

8,173.49 

21.00 




8,572.50 
160.00 


57,791.41 


3,353.16 

15,816.30 

19.46 




1,391.00 
18.01 


20,597.93 



Maintenance of Equipment 230.18 4,705.31 

Athletic Revolving Fund 

Teaching Supplies 250.00 

Teaching Other Supplies 42.40 

Athletic Contract Services 184.25 

Athletic SuppUes 2,241.27 

Athletic Supplies Other 22.50 2,740.42 

Prepaid Vacations - School - Fiscal Year 1975 950.80 

Insurance Recovery re Physical Damage 2,059.90 

P. L. 89-10 Title II 

Library Materials & Supplies 2,445^9 

Lunch Program 

Salaries 59,954.11 

Food 110,310.62 

Fuel 1,926.41 

Repairs 683.30 

Paper SuppUes 4,259.88 

Other SuppHes 5,358.12 

Equipment - Satellite Program 24,143.60 

Replacement of Small Equipment 135.00 206,771.04 

South Shore Regional School District 

Assessment 29,864.00 

School Facilities Committee, Preliminary 

Plans for a New School 10,691.56 

Professional Services 



Libraries 








Salaries & Wages: 








Chief Librarian 




18,301.42 




Salaries & Wages 




50,469.99 


68,771.41 


Expenses: 


From Trust 
Fund 






Paul Pratt Memorial 








Library: Books, mag 


- 






azines and non-print 








media 


3,899.71 


23,647.02 




Office Supplies and 








expenses 


510.46 


3,280.68 




Maintenance Ex- 








penses 


48.95 


1,266.87 




Heat 


231.30 


2,810.00 




Electricity 


198.45 


1,453.67 




Travel Expenses 




281.15 




Insurance 




3,673.70 




Telephone 


79.30 


540.78 




Bond Coupons - 








Defaulted 


150.00 
5,118.17 








36,953.87 


42,072.04 


Capital Outlay: 








Fire Extinguishers 




78.00 




(1) Olympia Typewriter 


245.00 


323.00 


Nantasket Branch Library 




3,000.00 



141 



Martha Whitley Fund - Film Strip 

Equipment 286.85 114,453.30 

Recreation and Playgrounds 
Salaries and Wages 
Expenses: 

Band Concerts 300.00 

Supplies & Misc. Maintenance 853.30 

Electricity 207.43 

InstaUation of Playground Equipment 450.00 1,810.73 

Capital Outlay: 
Milliken Field: 

Playground Equipment 1,076.54 

Installation of Lights 1,158.85 2,235.39 9,030.12 

Memorial Day and Other Legal Holidays 



and Celebrations 








Memorial Day (2 Memorial Day 








Celebrations) 








Expenses: 








Flags and Markers 


610.96 






Band 


300.00 






Wreaths and Flowers 


164.70 






Collation 


400.00 


1,475.66 




Christmas Celebrations 








Expenses: 








Lights 




65.75 


1,541.41 


Retirement Fund to County System 




110,407.22 




Non-Contributory Pensions: 








Various Persons 


18,890.54 






Retroactive Non-Contributory Pensions 


5,211.24 


24,101.78 


134,509.00 


Municipal Insurance 








Fire Insurance 




28,511.53 




Workmen's Compensation 




18,561.00 




Motor Vehicles 




10,889.00 




Public Liability 




3,193.00 




Theft & Burglary 




682.00 




Floaters - Various Departments 




911.50 




Bonds 




907.00 




Boilers 




1,486.00 




Bleachers 


'- 


75.00 




Money and Securities 




314.00 




Office Contents 




84.53 


65,614.56 


Employees Group Insurance: 








Life Insurance 




4,008.83 




Blue Cross - Blue Shield 




66,743.06 


70,751.89 


Town Reports 








Expenses: 








Printing Town Reports 




5,588.09 




Advertising 




13.30 




Delivering Town Reports 




649.12 


6,250.51 


Unclassified and Miscellaneous 








Town Flag 








Expenses: 








Flags 




261.09 




Maintenance 




136.19 


397.28 



142 



Charter Commission, Article 32, 








1973 Town Meeting 








Expenses: 








Clerical Services 




459.04 




Office Supplies and Expenses 




373.88 




Advertising 




740.67 




Consultants 




4,800.00 




Printing Charter Booklet 




995.62 


7,369.21 


Drug Education Committee - 








Article 33, Town Meeting 1972 








and Article 20, Town Meeting 1973 








Expenses: 








Coordinator Salary 


10,255.79 






Other 


105.00 


10,360.79 




Rent - Building 


750.00 






Fuel 


239.48 






Electricity 


93.65 






Insurance 


116.00 






Telephone 


268.35 






Office Expenses 


22.00 






Supplies and Expenses 


252.41 


1,741.89 




Gift from T.O.D. Inc. - Coordinator Salary 




4,282.45 


16,385.13 


Council for Aging 








Expenses: 








Office Supplies and Expenses 




373.09 




Social Activities 




104.57 




Transportation 




318.00 




Meals on Wheels 




419.34 


1,215.00 


Town Buildings 








Expenses: 








Government Island Real Estate 








Repairs 




547.75 




Water Services 




312.44 


860.19 



Improvement and Beautification of 
Government Island Article 36, 1972 
Town Meeting 

Contractor Rebuild Stone Wall 

Qearing Land 

New Fence 

Repair Seawall, Lawrence Wharf, 
Article 40, 1973 Town Meeting 
Advertising 
Contractor 
Repair Seawall, Margin Street, 
Article 41, 1973 Town Meeting 
Advertising 
Contractor 

Water Department 
Salaries and Wages: 

Salary of Superintendent 

Office Wages 

Wages 

Overtime 
Expenses: 

Administration 





1,975.00 
325.00 
245.00 


2,545.00 




9.31 
9,000.00 


9,009.31 




9.31 
8,500.00 


8,509.31 


18,883.00 
9,287.16 

83,391.65 
9,220.13 


120,781.94 





143 



Printing and Advertising 


678.72 




Office Supplies and Expenses 


1,575.01 




Telephones 


1,424.29 




Maintenance of Machines 


297.80 




Electricity 


302.83 




Fuel 


889.04 




Meetings and Travel 


357.66 




Subscriptions 


104.00 




Training 


81.20 




General 






Pipe and fittings 


3,894.16 




Meters and fittings 


3,756.86 




Insurance 


5,918.89 




Repairs and Maintenance - Misc. 


966.11 




Service Connections 






Pipe and fittings 


3,215.79 




Repairs and Maintenance: 






Water Leakages Survey 1,500.00 






(1) Metroteck 325.00 






Other 791.22 


2,616.22 




Pumping Station 






Fuel 


1,231.74 




Supplies 


3,061.89 




Repairs to buildings 


731.05 




Electricity 


17,628.79 




Purification 






Supplies 


16,026.04 




Maintenance 


981.70 




Maintenance of Trucks and Equipment 






Gasoline 


1,387.28 




Repairs and Maintenance 


1,733.29 




Insurance 


1,209.44 




Radio Maintenance 


135.00 


70,204.80 


Other Expenses: 






Blue Cross - Blue Shield 


2,904.60 




Life Insurance 


184.54 




County Retirement 


7,191.00 


10,280.14 


Debt Services: 






Interest 


9,524.50 




Maturing Debt 


57,600.00 


67,124.50 


Capital Outlay: 






(1) Homelite Pump 




460.99 


Insurance Recovery - Truck Repair 




484.56 



Plans & Specifications Reservoir 

Treatment Plant Article 39, March 1970 

Engineering Services 30,916.26 

Land Survey & Plans for Proposed 

Reservoir, Article 3, December 1969 798.00 301,051.19 



Cemeteries 






Superintendent's Wages 






(From Tax Appropriation) 


7,004.40 




Wages: 






Woodside Cemetery 


923.99 




Beechwood Cemetery 


714.97 




Digging Graves 


3,313.64 


11,957.00 


Woodside Cemetery - Expenses: 






Electricity 


65.38 




Loam 


159.00 




Tools and Supplies 


419.62 





144 



Equipment Maintenance 


441.36 


Gas and oil 


211.84 


Beechwood Cemetery 




Tools and Supplies 


38.99 


Equipment Maintenance 


79.43 


Headstone Repairs 


48.50 


Beechwood Cemetery Trust Fund 




Income: 




Wages 


572.69 


(1) Gilson 22" Power Mower 


136.95 



Charlotte Lincoln Bell Memorial Fund 
Income: 

Green Gate Cemetery 
Wages 

Cemeteries - Veterans' Graves 
Cohasset Central Cemetery. 

Cemeteries - Perpetual Care - Woodside 
from Trust Fund Income 
Salary - Superintendent 



1,464.12 
709.64 

986.87 
1,875.00 

3,960.48 20,953.11 



Interest 






Anticipation of Revenue 




50,943.50 


School Debt 




112,840.00 


Fire and Police Headquarters Bldg. 




4,030.00 


Sewerage - Project I and II 




44,852.80 


Tax Abatements 




1,066.74 


Anticipation of Federal and State 






Grants - Sewer Projects 




4,826.03 


Anticipation of Federal Grant 






(Storm Damage 1972) 




273.90 


Land Acquisition for School Purposes 




7,965.00 226,797.97 


Municipal Indebtedness - Except Water: 






Temporary Loans 






Anticipation of Revenue 


3,200,000.00 




Anticipation of Federal Grant 






Storm Damage 


9,085.89 




Anticipation of Federal and State 






Grants - Sewer Project II 


104,000.00 


3,313,085.89 


Maturing Debt 






Schools 


300,000.00 




Police & Fire Headquarters Bldg. 


10,000.00 




Sewerage Project I and II 


41,570.00 




Land Acquisition 


30,000.00 


381,570.00 3,694,655.89 


Refunds 






1972 Mooring Fee 


2.00 




1973 Mooring Fee 


336.00 


338.00 


1970 Real Estate 


507.76 




1971 Real Estate 


5,421.75 




1972 Real Estate 


23,594.57 




1973 Real Estate 


36,168.52 




1974 Real Estate 


7,600.40 


73,293.00 


1973 Personal Property 




17.88 


1972 Motor Vehicle Excise 


4,364.06 




1973 Motor Vehicle Excise 


6,838.77 




1974 Motor Vehicle Excise 


136.95 


11,339.78 


1972 Unapportioned Sewer Betterments 


910.00 





145 



Apportioned Sewer Betterments 

Added to Taxes 
Sewer Committed Interest Added to 

Taxes 1973 
1973 Unapportioned Sewer Connections 
1973 Unapportioned Sewer Betterments 

1972 Water Lines 

1973 Water Liens 

1972 Water Meters 

1973 Water Meters 

1974 Water Meters 
Teachers' Annuities 
Teachers' Retirement 
School Dept. 

Blue Cross - Blue Shield 
Life Insurance 
Teachers' Dues 
School Custodian Dues 
County Retirement 
Sale of Cemetery Lot 
Interest 1973 Real Estate 



160.00 

42.07 

100.00 

1,050.00 

33.94 

57.58 
120.43 
652.66 

24.83 



2,262.07 



889.44 

435.00 

421.89 

135.26 

577.28 

17.87 

12.60 

30.00 

.23 

30.00 

129.87 



89,930.17 



State and County Assessments 

Group Insurance Retired Teachers 
State Recreation Areas 
Metropolitan Parks 
State Assessment System 
Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Bills 
Health Insurance State Elderly 

Governmental Retiree Program 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council 
Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 
Metropohtan Air Pollution Control 
County Tax 
County Hospital 
Auditing Municipal Accounts 



4,838.51 
29,173.63 

3,035.44 
291.04 
716.70 

1,106.31 

345.80 

64,684.53 

336.23 

150,032.77 

2,850.40 

13.39 



257,424.75 



Trusts 

Woodside Cemetery Perpetual Care 
James W. Nichols School Prize Fund 
Major William Arthur Scholarship Fund 



4,425.00 

50.00 

750.00 



5,225.00 



Agency 

Pay Roll Deductions: 

Federal Withheld Taxes 
State Withheld Taxes 
Blue Cross - Blue Shield 
Retirement - County 
Life Insurance 
Tax Sheltered Annuities 
Retirement - Teachers 
Dues - Teachers 
Credit Union - Teachers 
Dog Licenses to County 
Custodians' Dues 



694,652.97 

183,355.97 

71,561.55 

71,150.98 

4,771.87 

26,062.60 

137,197.73 

16,348.60 

26,129.50 

4,209.45 

300.00 



1,235,741.22 



Investment: 

General Cash - Certificates of Deposit 9^A% 
Federal Revenue Sharing Funds 

Transfer from Investment Cash Federal Revenue Sharing 
Funds to Special Cash 



300,000.00 
137,594.00 

21,501.00 459,095.00 



146 



Total Expenditures 



$12,886,343.92 



SUMMARY 



General 
Cash 



Federal 
Federal Revenue 

Revenue Funds 
Cash Invested 



Balance 

Jan. 1,1973 
Receipts Jan. 1, 

1973 thru 

June 30, 

1974 
Transfers and 

Investments 



$ 677,713.97 $ 33,831.00 $ 



Investment 
Certificate 
of Deposit Total 



$ 711,544.97 



12,852,483.88 124,314.00 6,035.02 - 12,982,832.90 

300,000.00 21,501.00 137,594.00 300,000.00 759,095.00 



Warrants 

Transfers & 
Investments 


13,830,197.85 
12,386,848.92 

300,000.00 


179,646.00 
40,400.00 

137,594.00 


143,629.02 300,000.00 14,453,472.87 
12,427,248.92 

21,501.00 300,000.00 759,095.00 



Balances 
June 30, 
1974 



12,686,848.92 177,994.00 21,501.00 300,000.00 13,186,343.92 



$ 1,143,348.93 $ 1,652.00 $122,128.02 



$ 1,267,128.95 



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INDEX 

Appointed Town Officers 7 

Assessors, Board of 93 

Building Inspector 104 

Cohasset Free Public - Paul Pratt Memorial Library 83 

Collector of Taxes 100 

Conservation Commission 96 

Council on Aging 81 

Drug Education Committee 79 

Fire Department 107 

Government Island Committee 76 

Harbor Master 92 

Health Department 87 

Highway Department 80 

Historical Commission 82 

Housing Authority 91 

Jury List 16 

Personnel Committee 103 

Plarming Board 77 

Pohce Department 97 

Recreation Conmiission 106 

Registrars, Board of 21 

School Department 110 

School Committee 110 

Superintendent's Report Ill 

Statistical Data 113 

Graduating Class 115 

School Facihties Committee 118 

South Shore Regional School 117 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 92 

Selectmen, Board of 20 

Sewer Commissioners 86 

South Shore Mosquito Control 73 

Town Accountant 119 

Receipts and Expenditures 122 

Summary of Appropriations and other Accounts 148 

Balance Sheet, General Accounts 119 

Trust Funds in Custody of Treasurer 157 

Statement of Town Debt 155 

Town Clerk 22 

Elected Town Officers 5 

Election Officers 18 

Annual Town Meeting, May 4, 1974 22 

Election, May 11, 1974 45 

Vital Statistics 60 

State Primary, September 10, 1974 47 

SpecialTownMeeting, October 21, 1974 51 

State Election, November 5, 1974 56 

Town Treasurer 97 

Tree and Park Department 76 

Water Commissioners 105 

Wire Department 77 



160 



Mezzotint illustration on 
front cover adapted 
from photograph by 
Laurel Wilmore, student, 
Cohasset High School 



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